Achieving Target Behaviors
Above and beyond teaching curriculum, teachers spend a great deal of time managing kids. We make sure they are following the rules, are organized, play nice and take responsibility. Some students respond well to simple and quick redirection and feedback, while others need more “training” to achieve certain target behaviors - as in the student that never seems to do her homework or the student that struggles to stay on task for even just 10 minutes during class. Not only should we help shape the behaviors of our students so that they can be positive and productive members of class, it is our job.
Too many times we may find ourselves simply giving verbal reminders or warnings to students about certain behaviors, and for many that is just not enough. We, as a result, we end up sounding like a broken record: “Suzy, how many times do I have to tell you to bring your silent reading book to class?” Perhaps Suzy needs more than just a reminder...she needs a goal!
The KEYS to get kids to achieve a target behavior:
Choose ONE behavior at a time to work towards.
Clearly identify the target behavior (what it is and what it looks like) and communicate this VERY CLEARLY to the student.
Consistently evaluate student’s progress toward the target behavior and give feedback.
Celebrate student’s achievement once target behavior is achieved.
The material’s in the download will help you do all of the above!
What is included:
Target Behavior Plan Template (3 designs)
Target Behavior Descriptor Template (3 designs)
A 5 day/one school week punch card (3 designs)
A 10 day/two school week punch card (3 designs)
A 20 day/school month punch card (3 designs)
Reminder wristbands (3 designs)
Reminder labels (3 designs)
Target behavior tracking sheet (to record successes and challenges)
Taking the time to really communicate the behavior you’d like to see and setting clear and attainable goals one at a time is an awesome way to help your students reach their target behavior! Enjoy and Good luck!