Teach Skills

Recommended Practice: Teach and reinforce skills to promote appropriate behavior.

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Teaching Social Skills to Students With Behavior Problems

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This multimedia overview describes strategies for helping students learn social skills and appropriate behaviors to promote academic and social-emotional development.

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Teaching and Rewarding Positive Behavior

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Some students display aggressive behavior because they do not have the skills to interpret social situations correctly, manage their emotions, or communicate effectively with others. This expert...

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Expert Interview

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Learning to Relate to Each Other

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A fifth-grade teacher and a first-grade teacher talk about character education and bullying prevention activities which they use during dedicated weekly class meetings. Students think about their...

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School Example

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Practice Opportunities for Peaceful Conflict Resolution

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A mediation coach discusses the positive benefits of peer mediation and conflict resolution throughout all grades. The peer mediation program at P.S. 24 spans pre-kindergarten to fifth grade and...

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Jaguar Academy

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The school psychologist at P.S. 269 describes Jaguar Academy, an activity program aimed at encouraging and promoting positive behavior through sports. Jaguar Academy is geared towards students who...

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School Example

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Positive Reinforcement Strategies to Promote Prosocial Behavior

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The principal at Martin Luther King Elementary explains the philosophy behind using positive reinforcement to reduce behavior problems. The school uses many different forms of positive...

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School Example

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Jaguar Academy Behavior Goals Worksheet

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The Jaguar Academy Behavior Goals Worksheet is used to help students and teachers set and measure weekly behavior goals. Each student sets three behavior goals, and the classroom teacher rates the...

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Sample Material

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Principal’s Positive Phone Calls

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This Principal's Positive Phone Calls form illustrates a reinforcement strategy targeting students who would benefit from positive attention to encourage good behavior and reduce problem behavior....

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Sample Material

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Student Behavior Contract

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A Student Behavior Contract is a mutual agreement between a teacher and a student who needs more supervision or guidance to help positively manage behavior. The contract is developed by the...

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Sample Material

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Marble-ous Process

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Martin Luther King Elementary School reinforces good behavior by allowing students to participate in creating classroom rules and then measuring progress using a jar of marbles. The good behavior...

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Sample Material

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The Blue Slip

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The Blue Slip is a system that staff use for “catching” students doing something well, such as demonstrating their ability to live the School Pledge to be respectful, responsible, and helpful;...

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Sample Material

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Peace Helper Training Sheet

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This handout is used as a training sheet to coach Peace Helpers at P.S. 24 in Brooklyn, NY. The training sheet describes and explains what a Peace Helper is and gives simple steps for the Peace...

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Sample Material

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