“How can we set up an environment that makes it more likely that students will succeed?” ?” “How can we choose the correct research-based strategies to use in the classroom?” With so many resources and so little time available, it may be helpful to have a reference to consider data-based decision making and planning. … Read More Preparing for the New School Year: Pulling it Together with Instructional Planning
In their meta-analysis of “what works” in classroom instruction, Mastropieri and Scruggs (2009) examined some commonly used content area interventions for students with disabilities and found “moderate to large effect sizes” for selected interventions. Implementing these practices establishes the “conditions for learning” and represents one of the most effective ways to reduce problem behavior in school (McIntosh, Sadler, & Brown, 2012). Read More The Power of Eight!! Pulling it Together with Instructional Planning Effective Behavior Practices and Academic Strategies to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners
A token economy is a system for providing positive reinforcement to a child or children by giving them tokens for completing tasks or behaving in desired ways. Token economies are used as a method of strengthening a behavior or increasing its frequency, because the tokens are a way of “rewarding” children for completing tasks. … Read More Evidenced-Based Practices: The Use of Token Economies as Conditioned Reinforcement
Steve Ward’s book What You Need to Know about Motivation and Teaching Games: An in Depth Analysis focuses on the concept of incorporating motivation while teaching children, especially when teaching them various play activities. Research Whether or not a person is motivated, largely determines how well that person will perform on a task. Steve… Read More Motivation: The Key Ingredient To Producing Effective Learning
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?
Power struggles often result from minor incidents that escalate into highly aversive situations for both the students and the teachers (Kerr & Valenti, 2009). Power struggles produce a strain on teacher-student relationships. Research Power struggles often result from minor incidents that escalate into highly aversive situations for both the students and the teachers (Kerr… Read More Power Struggles: Re-channeling Student Behavior in Productive Ways by Noticing Feelings and Changing Responses
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