How do I choose which behavior to target first?

Date: June 27th, 2013

Watch this video [1:31] to learn why the most impactful behavior is the one to target first.

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Holding the Door: A High School Boy Learns the Hard Way

Date: June 20th, 2013

Sophomore Greg Gunnars walked into the high school foyer, hurrying out of the sleet and freezing rain. He let the door swing shut behind him, as he always did, and kept walking in his unlaced high top sneakers.

Blam, blam, blam! Mrs. McCabe’s textbooks crashed to the floor as the closing door caught her on the shoulder and she lost grip of her belongings. Car keys and tampons flew like airborne projectiles and landed across the foyer. Lipsticks, snug in their polished cylinders, rolled out of reach. Student papers fled the shelter of their file folders and scattered everywhere.

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Do you use “the wall” to manage recess behavior?

Date: June 13th, 2013

Watch this video [1:14] to learn Polly’s advice about using “the wall” to manage recess behavior.

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Is “refusal” the most common behavior in your class?

Date: June 6th, 2013

Watch this video [1:51] to learn how to focus on the real problem behind things that drive us crazy in the classroom.

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