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Randy Sprick's Safe and Civil Schools Newsletter

October 11, 2004


RANDY SPRICK'S SAFE & CIVIL SCHOOLS NEWSLETTER
October 2004

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BEHAVIORAL TIP FROM RANDY SPRICK FOR MIDTERM...

It's the middle of the term and your classroom is running fairly smoothly—except for one or two students who misbehave often enough to annoy or concern you. What to do?

There are a number of reasons why students misbehave and, in response, a number of corrective procedures you can employ. For this midterm, I'd like to focus on two of them:

Awareness-Type Misbehaviors

Students may misbehave because they are unaware of when (or how much) they exhibit an inappropriate behavior. For these types of misbehaviors, develop and implement an intervention plan that includes increasing their awareness of their behavior. If you would like more information about developing your intervention plan for awareness-type misbehaviors, click here.

Ability-Type Misbehaviors

Students may misbehave because they do not know how to exhibit the appropriate behavior. For these types of misbehaviors, develop and implement an intervention plan that includes modifying your expectations or the environment (for physiological inability) or providing instruction on the goal behavior (for lack of skill). If you would like more information about developing your intervention plan for ability-type misbehaviors, click here.

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RESULTS FROM THE FIELD – FRIENDSWOOD, TEXAS

Foundations is making a difference for students and staff at Brookside Intermediate School in Friendswood, Texas. Read about Brookside (as told by Nancy Kling).

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To find out how you can improve performance at your school in the coming year, visit http://www.safeandcivilschools.com.

The staff at Safe & Civil Schools hopes you have had a pleasant school start and we wish you a rewarding first term as we head into the holiday season!