Changing Behaviors | Easy As A-B-C

Posted on Sat, 04/29/2017 - 10:39
Over the last several weeks we have spent a lot of time describing and defining behaviors. After all, our words and appearance and behaviors define us. People cannot see our intent nor can they hear what we are thinking. They can only see the things we do, hear the things we say, and observe the way we act.

Consequences: One Size Does NOT Fit All

Posted on Thu, 03/13/2014 - 12:06
Mr. Jerrod’s 3rd grade class is a handful. He has his obviously bright students, his struggling students, and most all of his kids are somewhere in between. The struggles in reading and writing and math are ones he can handle. In fact, these are the struggles he became a teacher to tackle.

Changing Behaviors: Reinforcements | Part 2

Posted on Thu, 03/06/2014 - 09:05
In our conversation last week we talked about how reinforcements are often misunderstood in behavior programming.

Changing Behaviors: Reinforcements | Part 1

Posted on Thu, 02/27/2014 - 10:05
Part 4 of 7 in the ABCs of Behavior

The Function of Behaviors | Obvious, Right?!

Posted on Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:55
Over the past several weeks we have been discussing what a behavior is and where behaviors come from. We have even talked a little about the difficulties of recording and measuring and reporting behavioral incidents. Now let’s start talking about the elements that will help us change behaviors. To begin this discussion we have to start with the focal point of behavior change – the function the behavior serves. Here’s our A-B-C chart:

Organic vs. Acquired Behavioral Problems

Posted on Thu, 02/13/2014 - 07:58
We have spent a good deal of our Thursday conversations talking about where behaviors come from, the purpose they serve, how our experiences play a role in our choices, and last week we talked about the relevancy of antecedent events.

Teaching Social Skills | The Pedagogical Quandary

Posted on Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:16
How do you teach social skills to a group of students lacking the basic social skills to sit, listen, participate, and learn? How do you get a kid to listen to you, a well-educated person that may or may not be of the same gender/race/socio-economic status as them?

The Key to Changing Behaviors

Posted on Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:56

Discipline vs. Punishment

Posted on Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:26

Back to Basics: Teaching the Important Lessons

Posted on Thu, 12/11/2014 - 12:00
Jason is a sophomore and has been known to get into trouble. He has been in In-School Suspension more than once. He has a smart mouth, and his latest adventure involved a fire extinguisher and a school bus. This little episode got him 3 days at the alternative school. No one really expects any changes in Jason any time soon.