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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Problem Solution Chart

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This chart is used to facilitate social problem solving by students at Everett Area Elementary School. It is most recommended for students in third through sixth grade. Teachers use these charts to...

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Tattletale Lesson Plan

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This document is a typical second-grade lesson plan for a social-emotional skills lesson at Everett Area Elementary. The goal of this lesson is to help children recognize the difference between a...

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