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Myers, Diane; Freeman, Jennifer; Simonsen, Brandi; Sugai, George – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2017
Effective and engaging instruction is the cornerstone of any well-managed classroom. Even the best behavior support practices will not lead to academic achievement if the academic instruction is ineffective. Specific teacher practices associated with improved student behavior include high rates of opportunities to respond, direct instruction, and…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Student Behavior, Standards, Feedback (Response)
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Freeman, Jennifer; Sugai, George – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2013
Special educators are required to use evidence-based academic and behavioral interventions in their classrooms (U.S. Department of Education, 2010). No rigorous and comprehensive database currently exists to support educators. Within the field of special education, single-subject research is the primary research methodology (Horner, Carr, Halle,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Special Education Teachers, Evidence
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Simonsen, Brandi; Sugai, George; Negron, Madeline – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2008
Many school personnel are becoming increasingly frustrated with the impact of student behavior on their schools. More than ever, the public perception is that student behavior is out of control. Although isolated instances of violence (e.g., school shootings) contribute to this perception, people are most concerned with the lack of discipline and…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Student Behavior, Intervention, Discipline
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Fairbanks, Sarah; Simonsen, Brandi; Sugai, George – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2008
Many present day classroom teachers face greater challenges than perhaps during any time in the past. Teachers are expected to: (a) provide evidence-based instruction to ensure that students make adequate yearly progress under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB); (b) serve an increasingly diverse group of students including students with…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Intervention, Social Behavior, Federal Legislation
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Sugai, George – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1997
This article describes how to use flowcharts in designing, implementing, and evaluating programs for students with disabilities. Types of flowcharts, basic flowchart symbols, and guidelines for drawing flowcharts are discussed. A case study illustrates how a flowchart was used to develop and display a behavior teaching plan for a nonvocal…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Case Studies, Communication Disorders, Educational Planning
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Sugai, George; Maheady, Larry – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1988
The article describes the problem of assessing culturally diverse students for behavior disorders, proposes a solution which replaces norm referenced assessment with functional assessment, and offers recommendations for implementing such a nonbiased, functional approach. (DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
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Carter, Jane; Sugai, George – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1989
A framework is provided for selecting and analyzing social skills curricula for teaching students with learning or behavioral difficulties. The framework emphasizes analysis of such programing considerations as individualization, cost-effectiveness, assessment, maintenance, and generalization. Presented are a checklist for analyzing the curricula…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Competence
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Carter, Jane; Sugai, George – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1988
Strategies typically used for teaching academic skills can also be used to teach disabled children to become more socially competent. They include modeling, strategic placement, correspondence training, rehearsal and practice, positive reinforcement/shaping, prompting and coaching, positive practice, and multimethod training packages. (VW)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Interpersonal Competence
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Sugai, George – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1985
A case study illustrates the development and monitoring of daily instructional objectives and activities based on five components: the Individualized Education Program (IEP), an objectives list, a task analysis and instructional sequence worksheet, a daily monitoring sheet, and a IEP performance chart. (CL)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs
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Sugai, George – Teaching Exceptional Children, 1986
The article presents an easy-to-use procedure for documenting critical classroom occurrences with handicapped children. Based on continuous recording and anecdotal report principles, the procedure includes a legend and a recording chart. Its use is illustrated in three classroom settings. (CL)
Descriptors: Critical Incidents Method, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Recordkeeping