Start reshaping behavior in in 4 simple steps...
1. Write the expected behavior onto an index card.
Some examples of expected behaviors include...
-I did my work!
-I did my homework!
-I participated in the small group!
-I participated in morning meeting!
-I participated in the whole group!
-I showed kindness!
-I used kind words!
-I showed perseverance!
-I raised my hand!
-I tried my best!
-I raised my hand -without blurting out.
-I showed self control!
Be specific with your expected behaviors like...
-I am prepared for class -with (fill in the blank)
Expected behaviors can also increase in the demand...
-I followed directions!
-I followed directions -the first time
-I used a cool down strategy.
-I used a cool down strategy -independently
2. Choose an exciting reward for when the punch card is completed!
You may want to involve the student in choosing. This will reinforce the power of the reinforcer!
3. Decide how many times a student needs to demonstrate the expected behavior to earn a reinforcer.
You can involve the student in negotiating this as well.
The more control the student has in a decision, the more the student buys in!
4. Draw stars, circles, checkmarks, etc. around the outside of the index card for the amount of earns that you negotiate with the student.
For example, if you decide that the Kellie needs to do her homework ten times before earning a homework pass, then, you might draw 10 stars around the outside of the index card. Each time Kellie does her homework, punch a hole over one of the stars.
Or SAVE TIME and grab my Positive Behavior Punch Cards...
And use these 4 simple steps instead...
1. Print on colored cardstock.
3. Punch a hole on a smiley face each time you catch the student doing the desired behavior.
4. Don't forget to choose an exciting reward for when the punch card is completed!
Either way - Positive Behavior Punch Cards reinforce behaviors!
By Miss Rae
Hi! I'm Miss Rae! I'm a Special Education Coordinator with a passion for creating research-based resources for DiVeRSe learners and helping teachers make their lives easier! #teacherrealtalk #missraesroom