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How to measure a child’s behavior

Date: September 24th, 2015
By: Polly Bath

Polly Bath: You can measure a child’s behavior for being responsible, for owning their own behavior, by the number of times they have to be in time out, sent out of the classroom, or the number of times you have to speak to them about their behavior.

If a child reduces the number of times they are in trouble, then they are actually making progress in the responsibiltiy.

For example, I once dealt with a kid who was constantly getting suspended. But by the end of the year, he was suspended only eight times. That was result! It was concrete and measurable.

We can always measure how a child is learning his/her skills by how it’s impacting their behavior.