Weekly Resource- PBISWorld

If you're trying to figure out how to change a student's behavior, there is no better website than PBISWorld.com.  You start on the homepage by selecting the behavior, and then you are given a description of the behavior to be sure the following pages of interventions are appropriate.  If those interventions aren't effective, the website provides … Continue reading Weekly Resource- PBISWorld

What’s the function? Understanding behavior, part two

Last week, I discussed the ABCs of behavior.  The post explained how to define and describe behavior, and how to identify the antecedent and consequence of a behavior.  Now that we know the what, we can explore the why . All behaviors, whether positive, negative, or neutral, serve a purpose.  Of all of those behavior … Continue reading What’s the function? Understanding behavior, part two

Do you know your ABCs? Understanding behavior, part one

Now that the school year is underway, the students with behavior problems are starting to test everyone's limits.  When I first begin working on a new case, I want to know not only what the student is doing, but why.  In this two-part series, we'll start with the what.  Teachers and other educators can be a … Continue reading Do you know your ABCs? Understanding behavior, part one

“Mommy!” How to deal with the beginning of year criers

Ah, the beginning of the school year.  I just finished week three, and I still regularly hear a little one or two crying when they first come in.  Most of these kids settle in, but in the meantime they take up a lot of our energy.  Here are some tips on how to get them … Continue reading “Mommy!” How to deal with the beginning of year criers