Behavior

Including Data, Interventions, Organization, Schedules and Visuals

Preference Assessments and Pairing

When I do behavior trainings, I always ask people to raise their hand if they would still come to work if they no longer got a paycheck. There is usually a kind soul that meekly raises their hand (or wants to look good in front of administrators), but...

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Where Do I Even Start?

Whether you are 1 day into the school year or on day 22, whether you are a first year teacher or tenth year teacher - we sometimes are faced with this question, "Where do I even start?" Maybe the way you started the year wasn't so great. Maybe you class is...

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Focus on Five: Benefits to Using a ~Token Economy~

Schedules, curriculum, visuals…there are so many things to remember when setting up for the school year but, don’t forget the one thing that will help make your classroom run smoothly…a token economy! There are lots of benefits to setting up a token economy in your classroom. Using a points system has been successful for the majority of the students in my classroom. Here are five benefits to having a points token economy system in your classroom:

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Start of the Year MUST DOs

The start of the year is intimidating. Whether you are a first year teacher or a tenth year teacher, there is a lot of pressure on those first few weeks of the school year. You want to clarify your expectations. You want to be firm but fun. You want to outline your...

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Picking the Right Type of Schedule for Each Student

One size does absolutely not fit all when it comes to schedules. If you are using several different types of schedules with the students in your classroom - you are on the right track. Just like everything else we do schedules NEED to be individualized. A visual...

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Community Trip Visuals

It's important to remember that community based instruction is still instruction. There is teaching going on. We can't disregard all of the valuable tools & strategies we use to teach our students on a daily basis. We need those tools more than ever when going out...

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How to Prepare for a Community Trip

Woohoo! You are taking a community trip! Awesome. You are going to have so much fun and your student will have a great learning experience. Now before you head out the door there are a few must-dos! Even though this isn't your traditional "field trip" like going to...

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