Thursday, October 19, 2017

Easy Behavior Strategies


Hi! BEHAVIOR. Coming off of a very rough week, I am relying on these strategies more than ever!

Sometimes behavior plans can be super complex, and it can be so tedious to implement them with fidelity! Here are a few ideas that are pretty quick and simple, and can still deliver positive results with your students!

Teacher vs. Students

(Please ignore the filthy whiteboard!) SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE! Come up with ONE behavior you're targeting and phrase it positively (ex: "only use nice words" NOT "no cursing"). Make it clear, not something like "be safe". Determine a time frame (ex: reading workshop, free time, 1 hour), determine the incentive (ex: one starburst, YouTube break, extra free time). GO! During this time, add tallies to the chart for students every time they exhibit the positive behavior, add tallies to the teacher side every time they exhibit the opposite, the negative behavior. At the end of the allotted time frame, determine who wins!

Picture Rings


My students are obsessed with these! Print out a variety of pictures of preferred items (basketball players, movie characters, sports teams, etc.) and laminate them. Pass out a picture when students show positive behavior during a time they typically struggle (for me, it's transition times!). If my students are safe, respectful, and showing effort during transitions, they can earn a picture for their ring.


Sometimes its nice to have different behavioral strategies for different times throughout the day. This helps lessen satiation, keeps students engaged, and helps with motivation.

What easy behavior strategies do you use daily in your classroom?

Love,
Allie

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