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Pokorski, Elizabeth A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2019
Many teachers struggle with effectively managing challenging behavior, which occurs in the majority of classrooms serving young children. Teachers of young children (ages 3-8) commonly cite noncompliance, aggression, disruptive behavior, and poor social skills as being among the most challenging behaviors (Snell et al., 2012). For many of these…
Descriptors: Contingency Management, Child Behavior, Young Children, Classroom Techniques
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Perle, Jonathan G.; Curtis, David F. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2017
Disruptive behaviors are some of the most commonly presented concerns in the classroom. Without intervention, such difficulties may lead to higher teacher frustration and a higher rate of negative teacher feedback, and they may interfere with students' learning opportunities and result in poorer academic and life adjustment outcomes (Landrum,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Report Cards, Student Behavior, Educational Strategies
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Perle, Jonathan G. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2016
A teacher serves many important roles within a classroom, including an educator and a manager of child behavior. Inattention, overactivity, and noncompliance have long been cited as some of the most common areas of reported difficulty for schools (Axelrod & Zank, 2012; Goldstein, 1995). The evidence-based practice of positive attending (i.e.,…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Behavior, Positive Behavior Supports, Evidence Based Practice
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Boden, Lauren J.; Ennis, Robin P.; Jolivette, Kristine – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
Check in/check out (CICO) is a secondary-tier intervention implemented within the framework of schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports (SWPBIS) that uses school-based contingencies to encourage positive behavior. CICO is a five-step cycle which uses daily progress report cards (DPR) to monitor progress toward schoolwide or…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Self Contained Classrooms, Intervention, Models
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Morrissey, Kelly L.; Bohanon, Hank; Fenning, Pamela – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2010
Schools are changing rapidly, and the pressure is on to find ways to effectively support the growing diversity of student needs found in general education classrooms. Urban high schools, which serve students of diverse backgrounds, are in dire need of proactive approaches to discipline that will support student behavior rather than remove them…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Student Needs, Student Behavior, Discipline
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Nelson, Julie A. Peterson; Caldarella, Paul; Young, K. Richard; Webb, Natalie – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2008
Social withdrawal is one symptom displayed by students categorized as "internalizers," who may also experience anxiety and depression. These are the quiet, invisible students. Internalizing disorders can negatively affect a student's academic performance, physical health, future psychological adjustment, and employment opportunities. Supportive…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Prosocial Behavior, At Risk Students, Behavior Problems
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Anderson, Darlene H.; Munk, Jo Ann H.; Young, K. Richard; Conley, Laura; Caldarella, Paul – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2008
Organizational difficulties are major obstacles for many students with learning and behavior problems. These students often neglect to separate notebooks into various subject areas, forget to bring necessary items to class, and stuff assignments randomly into their book bags and pockets. Students' disorganization, including their inability to keep…
Descriptors: Assignments, Behavior Problems, Academic Achievement, Self Management
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Conroy, Maureen A.; Sutherland, Kevin S.; Snyder, Angela L.; Marsh, Samantha – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2008
Classrooms are dynamic environments in which teachers and students engage in ongoing reciprocal interactions throughout the school day. Classes that include classwide effective intervention practices are likely to have positive teacher-student interactions and to promote student learning and engagement while minimizing problem behaviors. However,…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Teacher Effectiveness, Intervention, Positive Reinforcement
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Lyon, Carla S.; Lagarde, Renee – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1997
Describes the Graduated Reinforcement System, a simplifed token system that involves establishing a partnership with parents and students, identifying target behaviors, planning for record keeping, tallying daily/weekly points, designating the graduated reinforcement criteria, determining reinforcers for the three levels, awarding the reinforcer,…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education
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West, Richard P.; And Others – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1995
The Program for Academic Survival Skills (PASS) was adapted for use by secondary-level regular and special education students by incorporating a radio/tape player with a clocklight instrument which signaled when students were following classroom rules. Through use of precise classroom rules, instructive praise, corrective teaching, and rewards,…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Music