Behavior

Universal Classwide Interventions

This week’s FREE tool is a table to help you assess and improve your use of classwide positive behavior interventions. Whether school in your area has yet to start or is just underway, self-assessment is a great way to make sure you’re on track for a positive year! This table, “Universal Classwide Interventions” comes from a chapter in CEC’s Positive ...

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Stages of Infant Attachment

This week’s FREE tool of the week is a handy wheel diagram illustrating the stages of infant attachment to caregivers. It comes from CEC’s Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Mental Health Issues in Early Childhood. Attachment is a natural process that can be disrupted by events such as trauma and neglect. Healthy attachment is formed during the first three years of ...

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Mediation Programs and Resources

This week’s FREE tool is a table from the CEC book Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Schools. The table lists mediation programs and resources to help teachers and administrators practice de-escalation when students exhibit threatening or violent behaviors at school. The book responds to public controversy over the use of restraint and seclusion in schools by focusing on prevention. This ...

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Behaviors That May Indicate an Underlying Disorder or Disability

This week’s FREE tool is a table, “Behaviors That May Indicate an Underlying Disorder or Disability.” It comes to you from the CEC book, When Behavior Makes Learning Hard. At CEC, we know that if learning is hard, teaching is hard too. And we want to make it easier. If a student exhibits particular behaviors, this chart can help you ...

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Writing Narratives about Student Behavior

The general education classroom teacher often completes a teacher narrative as one component of evaluating students for eligibility for special education services – and frequently provides progress monitoring as well. These documents are considered legal documents, so both teachers and specialists need to be able to clearly, objectively, and appropriately describe students’ class participation, academic progress, involvement with peers and ...

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Behavior-Tracking Applications for iPad/iPod

This week’s Tool of the Week, “Behavior-Tracking Applications for iPad/iPod,” provides a list of behavior data collection apps for iPod and iPad that will help you track your students’ progress in meeting behavioral goals. This tool comes from Friendship 101: Helping Students Build Social Competence, which offers teachers a practical guide for ensuring students develop the social skills that they need ...

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Instructional Behavior Plan

This week’s free Tool of the Week, “Instructional Behavior Plan Worksheet,” will help you teach students alternative strategies for coping and new ways to communicate their intent. This tool comes from When Behavior Makes Learning Hard: Positive Steps for Changing Student Behavior, which provides practical strategies, approaches, and tools that teachers of students of all ages can use to improve ...

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Managing and Improving Student Behaviors

This week’s Tool provides educators with steps for managing and improving student behaviors. This is a three-step process involving the behavior evaluation, the plan of action, and the instructional behavior plan. This Tool of the Week comes from When Behavior Makes Learning Hard: Positive Steps for Changing Student Behavior.

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Redirecting Behaviors and Goals Into Appropriate Actions

This week’s Tool cand be used by parents to help redirect their child’s self-stimulatory behaviors into age-appropriate activities, as well as show steps for engaging a child in order to reach a goal. This Tool of the Week comes from Autism Spectrum Disorders: Family, Community, Social Skills, and Behavior: A Collection of Articles from TEACHING Exceptional Children.

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Student Self-Assessment and Behavior Evaluation

This week’s Tool offers a student self assessment and behavior evaluation. Use this week’s Tool to promote student achievement and parent involvement. This Tool of the Week comes from Teach Smart: Practical Strategies & Tools for Educators.

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