“A Classroom Teacher’s 'New Year, New Goals' Behavior Plan to Address Challenging Student Behavior” provides teachers a research based, user-friendly strategy which can be put into place relatively quickly to address the more challenging behaviors a particular student might demonstrate in the classroom. This plan adheres to the basic principals of applied behavior analysis and allows teachers to target one or two specific behaviors and offers them a strategy for monitoring and providing effective feedback to students about their performance. It also provides the teacher tools for developing a criterion and schedule for delivering reinforcement to a student for demonstrating positive behavior. A user friendly data collection tool is included to help track a student’s progress meeting their goals.
This behavior plan is based on the principles of applied behavior analysis but takes some shortcuts in an effort to be teacher friendly and easy to implement. For those who prefer to take a more systematic approach to positive behavior planning or are dealing with behaviors of significant concern “A Classroom Teacher’s Guide to Creating Comprehensive Student Behavior Plans” offers the classroom teacher a research-based, five-step strategy for creating a behavior plan which addresses the underlying causes of the problem behavior.