Behavior

Including Data, Interventions, Organization, Schedules and Visuals

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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Behavior Visuals for Specials Classes

We talked about this earlier this month - how problems behaviors don't only occur within the four walls of our little classroom homes. Behaviors will occur throughout environment and are sometimes more likely in unfamiliar settings. Gym class, music class, and art...

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Real Photo Token Board

For some learners, a traditional token board may be too abstract to understand. Some children need to start with something very concrete to illustrate that reinforcement is coming. It's important to fade reinforcement so students aren't used to getting a reinforcer...

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Mini Token Economy Board

Sometimes the simplest tool is your most valuable one. I started making these mini token economies way back when my first year teaching. These star charts are still one of my most used tools. If I am meeting with a new client or have a new student that I don't know...

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Behavior Social Stories

Social stories are a learning tool. They provide information in a concrete way using the support of visuals. They tell individuals what they should do (as opposed to only saying what they shouldn't do). Children with autism benefit from direct instruction and...

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