Rolando. Grade 2. Angry and explosive. (Tier 1 : 3 Strategies (Avoid…
Rolando. Grade 2. Angry and explosive
Tier 1 : 3 Strategies
Avoid power struggles ( Stop the student's aggressive behavior and try stating the expectation and consequence, tell the student the choice is theirs, and walk away)
Clear, Consistent, And Predictable Consequences (Give a consequence for the behavior every time it happens. Ensure the student understand and know what consequences are, why and what for)
Data tracking system : Keep a visual list in the classroom of the consequences.Discuss the consequences with the student occasionally.
Give choices (Provide the student with two or more choices that you will fully accept. Have the student decide in ten seconds, or you will choose for them)
Throwing chairs, shoving desks, then isolating himself under a table and refusing to come out until his dad arrived at school. He was homeless with his mom who had a diagnosed mental illness until his dad brought him back home.
Tier 2 : 3 Strategies
Daily Behavior Form (Review the student’s daily behavior and marks with them in a productive manner, discussing how they felt they did, why, and what to change or do differently the next day)
Data tracking system : Keep track of daily behavior and record it for at least 3 months. See the progress and decide whether the child needs tier 3 intervention.
Self monitoring (Students may look for triggers that cause the behaviors, avoiding these triggers or being aware they are present)
Alternatives To Suspension (Some common alternatives are taking away privileges like lunch, recess, social time or consider giving timeout )
Tier 3 : 3 Strategies
Counselor referral (under written consent & permission from the student’s legal guardian, the counselor may come to the room to retrieve the student or may pull out the kid for separate talking)
Behavior meetings (Have all relevant parties present, like teacher, social worker, counselor, administrator, parent, guardian)
Call the parents or send the kid home (If any of these strategies don't work and if his behavior looks dangerous to other students, call the parents to school)
Graham. Grade 1. Talkative
Graham is a smart kid and a very creative thinker too. But he blurts out his ideas during the class without raising his hands. He often interrupts when the teacher speaks and the teacher can not finish what he/she was going to say.
Tier 1. 3 Strategies
Reminding (Whenever the student tries to interrupt, remind him to raise his hand)
Show good examples (Let the student know how other students raise their hands to speak and let him know the teacher would only respond to those hands)
Positive praise (Praise can be done either quietly or if the student is motivated by peer approval, can be done in front of the class. Praise can be verbal or physical like pat on the back, fist pump and head nod)
Tier 2. 3 Strategies
Excuse the student from an activity (If he keeps interrupting, excuse him from any activity that he is participating)
Marking tally marks (Keeping tack of how much the student interrupts with a tally marks and show it to him)
Time out (Set a time out rule with the student like 3 minute-time-out per 5 tally marks and let him know what consequences he will get if he doesn't follow the rule)
Tier 3. 3 Strategies
Daily behavioral chart ( Explain how this works with the student and make a behavioral chart with him)
Data tracking system : Keep track of daily behavior and record it for at least 3 months. See the progress and decide whether to call a school wide meeting or not.
Praise for performing expected behaviors
Earning privileges for meeting expectations
Earning free time for meeting expectations
Positive notes sent home for demonstrating good behavior and meeting expectations
Call a meeting with the parents (If the student's interruption is serious enough to stop the lesson, call the parents for a meeting and if necessary, include a school psychologist )