Classroom Management Tips
Information and Advice
Emotional Disturbance Resources
Adoptee Restoration is a wonderful Q & A with a christian adoption therapist!
Kelli Wild: Adoption Journey Help
Juli Alvarado: 10 Keys to Healing Trauma in the Adopted Child
Juli Alvarado: Takeing It Home- A Survival Tool Kit for Parents
The Lizzy Project: Dealing With Bullying
Behavior Intervention Resources
Behavior Intervention Explanation (Created by www.ncpublicschools.org)
More Behavior Management Resources
(Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Interventions)
What is a Functional Behavioral Assessment?
Forms and Templates for Functional Behavior Assessments
Behavior Contract Information and Example
Functional Behavioral Assessment
Classroom Management Model
Printable Situation Cards
What Do You Say . . . What Do You Do . . . At S...
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
National Agenda for SED
Intervention Central | Behavior Contracts
Positive Intervention Philosophy by: Ashley Seabrooke
Positive intervention makes a child work toward a goal rather than shy away from opportunities. When a child is afraid of retribution, he/she doesn’t explore and engage in the same way. If a child is rewarded for saying “please” and “thank you,” he/she will want to push the limits and see what kind of a reward he/she can get for helping another classmate. This changes the challenge from how far the student can push the limits of misbehavior before being reprimanded to how much praise he/she can earn by exceeding expectations.
My favorite method of behavior modification is community involvement. If a child is passionate about improving life for another, he/she doesn’t have the time or inclination to cause trouble. A child must find his/her place in the world. A person was not born to live from one gratification to another. If a child’s mentality is shifted from “What can my world do for me?” to “What can I do for my world?” then the battle is nearly won.
I like to provide children with a constant reminder of their behavior status. If he/she is doing what is expected he/she sees a green go circle. When he/she does not heed warnings that his/her behavior is getting out of line, he/she sees a stop sign until the behavior is back under control. Eventually the child will be asked to pick up these signs and correct themselves which will begin to build intrinsic motivation. Later in development no signs will be needed to stop and reassess his/her actions.