Behavior Management

Putting the S in PBIS – Education Article

Almost 26,000 schools across the U.S. are implementing Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS).  A central characteristic of this Department of Education-funded initiative is customization.  There is no one “right way” to implement PBIS and implementation is likely to differ across systems, schools and even individual classrooms.  Intervention tiers are built around the principles of operant conditioning and the notion that desirable behavior, like academics, can and should be taught. As a 20-year veteran elementary educator, I’d say that classroom…

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15 Genius Lining-up Strategies to Make Your Life Easier – Education Article

Lining up shouldn’t be a stressful, painful, or lengthy process. Yet, we know it can be a struggle, so we did some digging to find some great lining-up strategies, tested and approved by teachers. Here are some of the best ideas for getting your students to line up quickly and quietly. We have a great video on this topic as well. Take a look:  1. Put a few kids in charge.  We love the idea from teacher Ody C. from…

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Ways to Encourage Good Behavior, Without the Prizes or Treats – Education Article

Looking for creative ways to reward positive classroom behavior? So was primary teacher JL when she wrote in with this question: “In previous years I have rewarded my students with special recognition for positive classroom behavior. This year, however, my students are expressing a strong expectation to be given something tangible instead (treats and goodies). I want them to learn to do the right thing for the sake of being a quality person, not just for something in return. I…

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DIY Fidgets You Can Make On a Budget for Your Classroom – Education Article

Kids and adults alike have always needed to fidget, some more than others. There used to be an expectation that students sit up straight and still for long periods of time in class. But now the idea of doodling, using sketch notes in the classroom, and even fidgeting are much more accepted and promoted. Sometimes fidgeting is even encouraged and supported.  You can find many fidget toys on the market, but what if you’re a teacher on a budget? We’ve got…

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