Over 1,500 schools, confirmed incidents occur within the classroom, with defiance and disruption as two of the most frequent types of behaviors that result in office discipline referrals. The first step in crafting an intervention for any behavior is to operationally define the behavior in measurable, observable, and objective terms. Research Dealing with the… [Read more…] Behavior: How Do We Measure Up?
According to a recent review of the research literature, self-monitoring is an example of a positive behavioral intervention that has been used successfully with a number of behaviors including off-task, classroom readi- ness, disruption, following directions, and academic engagement (Sheffield & Waller, 2010). Self-monitoring is defined as a two-stage process of observing and recording behavior… [Read more…] Self-Monitoring: Helping Students Help Themselves Through Positive Behavior Supports
Effective classroom behavior management involves a host of strategies and supports; including what is done instructionally. Some research suggests that as much as 90% of classroom behavior problems can be eliminated through fully planned and effectively delivered instruction. Effective classroom behavior management involves a host of strategies and supports; including what is done instructionally.… [Read more…] Using Response Cards to Reduce Disruptive Behavior