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Snapshot: It’s easy to slip into a self-defeating spiral of frustration and negative emotions with students who have challenging behaviors. But, as we all well know from our own experiences at work and at home, positive reinforcement almost always works best to motivate a change in behavior.
For the majority of students, laying out clear rules and expectations for behavior is sufficient. For many other students, simply teaching new skills to replace unwanted behaviors, or making changes in the student’s physical environment may be enough. But what are the most effective strategies for those unresponsive students whose problem behaviors take up most of your time?
In this webinar, behavior specialists Matt McNiff and Howard Wills focus on positive strategies that have proven most effective for inducing change. These strategies can be used in any school, whether or not the school is implementing an organized program of Positive Behavior Support. Key strategies Matt and Howard will discuss include:
- Individual behavior contracts
- Token economies
- Group and individual contingencies
- Classwide reward systems
Each of these strategies can be used individually or as part of a continuum of interventions. For schoolwide PBS programs, these strategies would be appropriate as Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions. These evidence-based strategies can improve not only student conduct, but academic outcomes as well.
Howard and Matt will discuss how to choose the best strategy for your class or a particular student. Learn about the practical applications of these strategies–when do they make sense and when can they backfire. Get started using these strategies right away!
- Which strategies work best for elementary school students, for high school students
- How to develop a behavior contract
- What is a group contingency? How to set up a group contingency for a few or many students
- How to keep up with several individualized behavior strategies
- What to do with the student whose behaviors get the attention of his peers
- Feedback from teachers who have used these strategies
- Tying class or individual strategies to the school-wide behavior program
- What can I get started on tomorrow without resources for additional training or support?
- What can I do for the student that is behind and requires so much of my attention?
- Tips on setting up token economies