behavior management

 

Behavior Analysis – Where a Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing

  Almost every classroom has at least oneobstreperous student, many have several. Some teachers have or develop ways to deal with these students, others don’t. These students are often removed from class, sent to the principal’s office, suspended or even expelled. In many cases, they will be diagnosed with some condition, emotionally disturbed, ADHD, etc. Such…

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An All Too Infrequent True Story

I have been working with children who are at-risk for 50 years. I’d like to tell you a story of one of those kids and how it changed both of our lives. It was a dark and stormy night – no, that’s not it. Let me start again. Once upon a time in a land…

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Basic Principles of Reinforcers

Changing Behavior by the effective use of reinforcers Many people, including teachers, principals and caseworks in the social services field do not understand the basic concepts of changing behavior by the effective use of reinforcers. Over the last 5 decades as a consultant to teachers,  and social service workers, I have been told time and…

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What Are Behavioral Objectives? Part 5 of 5: Why This System Works

  This is the fifth article in a five part series about Behavioral Objectives. The articles in order of publication are: Behavioral Objectives; An Overview The Scope and Sequence Chart Gantt Charts for Progress Planning Setting Standards of Achievement or Fluency Why This Component Works The system of behavioural objectives built into the Maloney Method…

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What Are Behavioral Objectives? Part 4 of 5: Setting Measurement Standards

This is the fourth article in a five part series about Behavioral Objectives. The articles in order of publication are: Behavioral Objectives; An Overview The Scope and Sequence Chart Gantt Charts for Progress Planning Setting Standards of Achievement or Fluency Why This Component Works Types of Standards There are lots of ways to set objectives…

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Behavior Management: An Overview

This is a series of seven blogs to help teachers, parents and therapists bring students under instructional control so that teaching can occur. The components of the series are Behavior Management: An Overview Behavior Management: Bribes or Rewards – The Fundamental Question Behavior Management: Praise and Encouragement Behavior Management: Activities as Reinforcers Behavior Management: Point…

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Outline of the events in the 2-Day Inclusion Workshop

I am being contacted by individuals who want a more detailed breakdown of the workshop agenda. Here it is and here is what others are saying about the Maloney Method. From Hong Kong I invited Michael Maloney to assist me in establishing a classroom for autistic children in Hong Kong. I did so on the…

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Teaching the Distractible Student Effectively

Introduction Some children are easy to teach. Others present all kinds of behavioral challenges. Sometimes children are inattentive and do not stay on task for more than a few minutes at a time. Often times, these children disrupt our ability to teach others who are working hard. When this disruption becomes significant and the child…

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Summer Project Suggestion: Teach the Joys of Fishing

One of the most romantic images of summer is a picture of kids fishing in a lake or stream. I swear that every photo I have ever seen of kids fishing must have been staged or doctored because that’s not what I remember happening. Mostly I remember Kids catching “weedfish” ; long green aquatic plants…

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Behavior Management: Why it Works

This is a series of seven blogs to help teachers, parents and therapists bring students under instructional control so that teaching can occur. The components of the series are Behavior Management: An Overview Behavior Management: Bribes or Rewards – The Fundamental Question Behavior Management: Praise and Encouragement Behavior Management: Activities as Reinforcers Behavior Management: Point…

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