Recess Rules and Behavior Expectations

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What are some resources for recess rules and behavior for early education and special education? Students of all ages love recess! But I’m telling ya, those littles and those with support needs live for recess! Choosing and teaching recess rules and behavior expectations can be difficult with little kiddos or special education students. Whether you’re […]

Special Education Classrooms in CRISIS

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Public Service Announcement! This post is nothing more than an expression of my frustration on behalf of teachers, especially special education teachers. Something needs to change. I don’t know what or how, but something’s gotta give.  Problem: Teachers are over-worked and under-paid for what they do. They often lack admin support, appropriate training for difficult […]

A Positive Spin on the Good Behavior Game

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What is the Good Behavior Game? Looking for some fresh ideas for behavior management in your classroom or group? The Good Behavior Game (GBG) is a research-based class-wide behavior management strategy to promote prosocial behavior and reduce challenging behavior. It uses a game format with teams and rewards for teams that follow certain rules or […]

The 4 Functions of Behavior

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What are the functions of behavior? Everything we do has a reason behind it, right? In special education, ABA, and counseling settings, we are often asked to address challenging behavior—behavior that impedes the learning of the student or that of others. Whether you have a reluctant learner, you’re working on an FBA, or simply want […]

How to Write a Functional Behavior Assessment

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What is an FBA? How to write a Functional Behavior Assessment starts with knowing what it is! A Functional Behavior Assessment or FBA is a process that is used by school personnel as part of the IEP process or private clinicians to determine what’s evoking challenging behavior in a student or client. The FBA process […]

Behavior Data Collection Sheets for Special Education Part 1 Continuous Measurement

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How do you collect behavior data in the classroom? Collecting student behavior data in a special education or general education classroom can be especially difficult during the course of a busy day. We all know that collecting data for an IEP, an FBA, or for progress monitoring is vital in making data-based and objective decisions. […]

3 Ways to Manage a Young Child’s Behavior: Baby Behavior Series

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How do you handle a young child’s behavior? Children, for the most part, are born naturally curious and ready to engage socially with other little humans. How do preschoolers deal with behavior? Well, their skills are developing! The adults around them are there to guide them along, living a life of good examples, providing love […]

10 Proactive Behavior Management Tips for Teachers

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Social Emotional Learning Strategies for the Classroom Series In this series of blog posts, let’s delve into some proactive behavior management tips for teachers in general education or special education classrooms for students with disabilities (as well as without!) to foster an environment of positive social emotional skills, a sense of safety, and academic progress while reducing […]

Taking Effective Data: Percentage and Rating Scales

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Circling back to our look at the RBT™ Task List, let’s continue to look at A-02 Continuous Measurement procedures which is probably the most used method in school if you’re taking any direct observation data. These include ABC data collection, frequency or count, rate, latency, and a few more. Let’s look at PERCENTAGE and RATING […]

Preschool Social Skills Activity ACCESS Function

How do you teach social emotional skills to preschoolers? Working on social emotional skills to preschool or special education students can be tough! One way is to engage them in fun, interactive, and reinforcing social emotional activities! I’ve been working on simple but creative ways to do this, and my latest project is targeting the functions of […]