It is important when you try to correct a behavior with a student that you know the function of their behavior so you can track when these behaviors become more problematic within a day or a week.
Select the behavior you want to track such as a student who is shouting out, a child who is not keeping their hands to themselves, or a student that might not be self starting work.
Select a time to track that behavior, such as after recess for a half hour, to see how often that behavior occurs within that specific time. Once you pick the time slot, try loading 25 paperclips in your right pocket and every time the behavior occurs, correct the child and then move one paper clip from your right pocket to your left pocket. This will help figure out how many times the behavior occurred within the time that you’re tracking.
Once that time period is over, count how many paperclips you have in the left pocket and this will be your baseline for how often the behavior is happening. Now you can create a realistic, achievable goal based on the interventions that you’re going to put into place.
Select the intervention that best fits the function of the behavior.
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Here is a weekly tracking sheet and intervention helper cards to help you get started!