One of the most important things I've learned is to handle all behavioral tasks withe care and caution. My mentor explains that if you let them create their own rules, they're going to apply those throughout the rest of their life even when they're ineffectiveh, but if you react too harshly they'll become miserable. It's crucial to be kind and considerate when students act inapropriately, and make them want to do what's right. For most kids, traditional punishment doesnt work, it only frustrates them, so the best technique is to suggest the error in their actions and show them how to resolve their issues. Often students will fail to listen to instructions, and will be angered because they fear punishment, but my mentor calms them down and tells them it was simply an accident and warns them to listen carefully the next time.
Physically, many children can be violent with each other, especially when they don't get what they want. Mrs. Chamberlain has a list of classroom rules that they sing in a song every day to remind them to keep their hands to themselves and refrain them from irritating other students, children now have a general understanding of what's proper behavior when dealing with other students. Most of the equipment in the room is kid-friendly, with a positive design. On the bottom of the chairs are tennis balls, which comfort the sharp edges of the legs from scratching any of the students. The floors are completely clear of anything that could pose as something to trip on, and all scissors and any other dangerous materials are stored away out of the reach of wandering and curious hands.