15 Positive Behavior Strategies to Increase Academic Success
This must-have guide delivers a set of fifteen essential behavioral intervention techniques, supported by research and case studies that can be applied in any classroom.
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
- Strategy 1: Attributions—The Power of Attributing Student Success to Efforts
- Strategy 2: Behavior Momentum—Beginning With Easy Tasks That Ensure Success in More Difficult Tasks
- Strategy 3: Behavior Interspersal—Interspersing Easy Tasks With Difficult Tasks
- Strategy 4: Behavior-Specific Praise—Letting Students Know Exactly What They Did When You Reinforce Them
- Strategy 5: Supportive Proximity Control—Building Positive Relationships by Moving Around the Room
- Strategy 6: Interest-Based Interventions—Incorporating Student Interests in Classroom Activities
- Strategy 7: Premack Principle—The Student First Does the non-Preferred Behavior to Do the Preferred Behavior—Grandma's Law
- Strategy 8: Choices—Empowering Students by Giving Them Choices
- Strategy 9: Response Cards—Collective Checks for Understanding
- Strategy 10: Differential Reinforcement of Other Behavior—Reinforcing Other Appropriate Behavior Desired to Eliminate Inappropriate Behavior
- Strategy 11: Fading—Providing Maximum Cues and Slowly Removing the Cues to Ensure Errorless Learning
- Strategy 12: Function-Based Strategies—Understanding the Reason the Student Is Misbehaving to Plan an Appropriate Intervention
- Strategy 13: Strength-Based Strategies—Capitalizing on the Strengths of Your Students
- Strategy 14: Sensory-Based Strategies—Understanding How Stimulation Impacts Performance
- Strategy 15: Student Self-Monitoring—Teaching Independence by Having Students Monitor Their Own Behavior
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