Precision Requests Intervention Guide – A Less Stressful Way to Get Students to Follow Directions
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Precision Requests Intervention Guide – A Less Stressful Way to Get Students to Follow Directions

Getting students to follow directions consistently is a classic challenge in the classroom. Fortunately, for the vast majority of our kids, explicitly teaching students to follow directions is enough. There will always be some, though, for whom compliance is a challenge. A challenge for them and for us! Research has demonstrated that how we give…

Choice Making Intervention Guide – How to Leverage the Power of Options for Better Behavior
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Choice Making Intervention Guide – How to Leverage the Power of Options for Better Behavior

Choice making is one of my favorite practical behavior intervention strategies. It’s so simple, yet remarkably powerful. Perhaps it’s related to what many teachers cite as the reason for student misbehavior—control. Although control may not be a useful function for developing interventions, it’s a concept I run across often when supporting educators. “He does it…

High Probability Request Sequences (Behavior Momentum) Intervention Guide – How to Overcome Non-compliance by Getting Students on a Roll
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High Probability Request Sequences (Behavior Momentum) Intervention Guide – How to Overcome Non-compliance by Getting Students on a Roll

Sometimes it feels like a student is just stuck. Frozen. Nothing we do can get them to move. At least not in the direction we’re trying to go. Non-compliance and defiance from a student are like this. When a student doesn’t follow directions—or just flat out refuses to—we can quickly realize how little control we…

Behavior-Specific Praise Intervention Guide – A Powerful—and Practical—Strategy to Promote Student Success
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Behavior-Specific Praise Intervention Guide – A Powerful—and Practical—Strategy to Promote Student Success

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there were a strategy you could always have in your back pocket that worked for improving nearly any appropriate behavior you want to see with almost any student? Wouldn’t that be lovely? Well, there is no silver bullet for behavior, no practice guaranteed to produce positive outcomes.  Anyone who tells…

Behavior Contracts Intervention Guide – Key Information, Examples, Templates, & Resources
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Behavior Contracts Intervention Guide – Key Information, Examples, Templates, & Resources

Challenging student behavior can be one of the most exhausting and stressful parts of teaching.  Especially when it just keeps happening.  Unfortunately most of us didn’t receive much training on what to do in our teacher prep programs. We need classroom and behavior management strategies we can put in place tomorrow.  Things that are practical. …