Description of the Strategy

Self-management refers to change in behavior as a function of the self-administration of antecedents and consequences. Self-management always involves an individual engaging in at least two behaviors: (a) the self-management behavior (self-delivery of instructions, self-monitoring, self-delivered consequences) and (b) the target behavior. When self-management is successful, implementation of the self-management behavior is associated with change in the target behavior. Within educational settings, self-management is a useful tool for enhancing classroom discipline, preventing disruptive behaviors, and promoting academic engagement. Students who lack organization skills, are easily distracted and often off task, or have difficulty meeting the behavioral expectations of their school are often at risk of low academic achievement. Implementations of self-management strategies have shown promising results in decreasing students' ...

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