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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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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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Communicating Competently with Students

You’re a teacher, in front of an “audience” all day long. You know that being an effective communicator is a must-have skill. It’s a skill that helps you convey meaning, clarify questions, and helps you deliver appropriate correction and praise. Being intentional about Communicating Competently is an effective Tier One strategy that goes a long way to creating …

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Positive Greeting at the Door

Have you ever known the stress of trying to settle your class down after a transition (especially after recess or lunch!!) efficiently and effectively??? Imagine how it would be if your students would “magically” enter class each period being able to: transition quickly!  be prepared and ready to learn!   behave well by avoiding inappropriate behaviors …

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