Top Ten Rules About Behavior Fundamental I: Core Curriculum • Understanding that all behavior is communication, will help all students be successful in all academic endeavors. Fundamental II: Inclusive Practice • Understanding that every single student uses behavior to communicate their needs in different ways- will help all students be successful. Fundamental III: Climate and Engagement • Understanding relevant student behavior functions and school climate data are key elements to success. Fundamental IV: Multi-Tiered Systems of Support • With collaboration between Gen Ed and Special Ed, discussions around these 10 topics will help with understanding where behavior is coming from. Ten Things You Should Know 1. Behavior is learned and serves a specific purpose. Ten Things You Should Know 2. Behavior is related to the context within which it occurs. Ten Things You Should Know 3. For every year that a behavior has been in place, you should plan to spend at least one month of consistent and appropriate intervention for you to see a change in the behavior.- This is a rule of thumb. Ten Things You Should Know 4. We can improve behavior by 80% just by pointing out what one person is doing correctly. Ten Things You Should Know 5. We know we can improve behavior by 80%, yet we use it less than 10% of the time. 4 Positives for Every Negative • Lanyard – 20 beads • Start in the morning with all 20 beads on your left side – Every time you compliment a student on their appropriate behavior move a bead to the right side. – Every time you reprimand a student move 4 beads back to the left side. Beads on a string Move down when you use a behavior specific praise. Paper clips • Put 30 paper clips in your left pocket or a cup on the bus. • Every time you compliment a student, move a paper clip into the other pocket or cup. • Every time you “get after” a student, move 4 paper clips back to where they started. 3x5 index card Tears for positives 11 to 5 Tears for negatives Vibrating Watch- reminds you to catch students being good http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_nos s_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&fieldkeywords=vibralite+3 http://www.eseasongear.com/viviwa.html Energy Flows Where Attention Goes Ten Things You Should Know 6. When we want compliance from our children, we should whisper in their right ear and offer them equal choices. Ten Things You Should Know 7. All behavior falls into two categories: Positive reinforcement and Negative reinforcement. Kids are either trying to gain something or escape something by their inappropriate behaviors. Ten Things You Should Know 8. Things kids are trying to get: 1) Attention- (adults or siblings) 2) Access (preferred items) 3) Sensory input (proprioceptive input) Ten Things You Should Know 9. Kids are trying to escape these things: 1) 2) 3) 4) Work or Tasks Attention from Adults or Peers Pain (emotional or physical) Sensory overload (too much coming in) Ten Things You Should Know 10. Your reaction determines whether a behavior will happen again or not. To change child behavior- we have to change our behavior. To Be a Real Intervention it has to do the following: Stop the behavior Be proactive- not reactive Match the function of the behavior Include a replacement behavior Include antecedent manipulations Include consequence modifications We have to make it more fun to do the right behavior……. www.fitbit.com – More Fun Dot Trot (Thanksgiving) Fourth of July Disney Marathon Weekend Mother’s Day- Breast Cancer Return on Investment • When we look at behavior for what it is communicating, we will be able to respond appropriately with proactive strategies rather than responding with reactive responses to the emotions that accompany behaviors. • This will help us love what we do and see it as a causal science investigation.