Being Proactive
Being Proactive
Many inappropriate behaviors from students can be avoided by being proactive.
Ask yourself if you:
  1. Identified necessary classroom paperwork – Lesson plans, student names, Individualized Education Plans
  2. Greeted students at door
  3. Had a fun starter activity ready for them
  4. Reviewed Rules and Expectations
  5. Took no more than 2 – 5  minutes to introduce yourself and review rules and expectations
  6. Shared an agenda for your time together
  7. Transitioned quickly between activities
  8. Understand the difference between Consequential and Inconsequential Behaviors
  9. Be sure your first words to a student are not punitive, negative or redirecting a negative behavior. First say something positive and encouraging – It is ok to ignore a student’s negative, inconsequential behavior and at the same time praise an appropriate behavior of that same student. (find something!)
  10. Understand the basic application of Precision Requests and Differential Reinforcement of Other (DRO)
  11. Avoid “traps” such as sarcasm, pleading and threatening

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