Behavior Interventions


  • Post 3-5 clearly and positively stated classroom rules.
  • Directly each expected student behaviors
  • Reward expected behaviors regularly.
  • Classroom routines are clearly taught and followed.
  • Alert students several minutes before a transition from one activity to another is planned; give several reminders.
  • Provide for a variety of lesson activities during the class period
  • Reduce visual distractions in classroom
  • Seat student close to teacher
  • Keep extra classroom supplies on hand
  • Teach student appropriate hand signals which are used to signify when and when not to talk.
  • Make sure student is called on when it is appropriate.
  • Reinforce listening skills
  • Provide a reward valued by student
  • Provide quiet alternatives for a short time
  • Provide a timer for short periods of work
  • Provide additional time to complete a task
  • Provide models of sample work
  • Do not postpone reinforcement/grades-remember, he/she an impulsive nature (he/she finds it difficult to wait until the end of the month to get a mark for his/her work).
  • Write a behavior contract which is signed by teacher, parent, and student
  • Define problem behaviors clearly
  • Define consequences for problem behaviors clearly
  • Involve a behavior support team.
  • Modify room arrangement so student can always be clearly seen by teacher
  • Inform parents of expected behaviors and consequences.
  • Instruction and curriculum materials are matched to student ability.
  • Students experience high rates of academic success (75%).
  • Behavior is monitored and feedback is provided regularly to student, parent, and other relevant staff.