Goal Setting, Problem Solving, and Performance Feedback


Former New York Yankee, Yogi Berra, once said, “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” Today’s PCM #14 Goal Setting and Performance Feedback is going to help you help your students develop a plan, assess their progress, and meet their goals.   Goal setting, especially when paired with visual graphing and …

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Teach, Model, and Reinforce Expectations

Are you noticing a gap between students’ behavior and your expectations? Is that gap widening as the year goes along? If so, it might be time to revisit PCM #9 Teach, Model, and Reinforce Behavior Expectations.  Teaching behavior expectations is pretty much a given at the beginning of each school year, but it’s also helpful to choose hot spots during the …

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If you’ve ever gone to the supermarket with a toddler in tow, you probably know the art of pre-correction. Anticipating the possibility of a bored or tired child acting out, you come prepared! You might think ahead to bring along toys, snacks, music, or some other form of distraction, in order to nip any misbehavior in the bud. …

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Intermittent Non-Contingent Reinforcement

What do social media addiction, the lure of slot machines, and disruptive classroom behavior have in common? All of them are shaped behaviors caused by the possibility of some type of reinforcement/reward during a seemingly random time period. Think about our own behaviors. We scroll through our news feeds looking for likes, opportunities to share updates with …

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