A progress monitoring tool to track student responses to preferred and non-preferred items with a completed example.
Grade K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 · English Language Arts, Reading, Behavior & SEL · 2 pages
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Preferred Topic or Text
Allowing students to select a preferred topic or text for a project increases engagement and balances the cognitive load when students are learning or practicing a new skill. Teachers may present a menu of choices, provide guidelines for the kinds of topics or books students may select, or leave the
Personal-interest problems can be used to motivate students and provide concrete examples of mathematical concepts. Word problems that appear daunting to students may be more appealing if the subject matter involved is relevant to the students' lives.
A student-teacher conference is a one-on-one meeting between a student and a teacher. The most effective conferences ensure that each member is both an expert and learner during the conversation. Both the student and the teacher identify strengths and areas of growth during their discussion and then collaboratively select specific
Choice Boards display images or icons of available options from which students can use to communicate their wants and needs with others. When asking a student to make a choice, the teacher presents a board with a phrase or heading to indicate the purpose (e.g. “The Snack I Want Is…”,
A Contract is an agreement that a student makes with their teacher and/or parents to follow through with an action plan to change their learning, emotional, or social behavior. A Contract makes students aware of expectations and holds them accountable for their actions, which increases student success. These agreements are
The Premack Principle is a positive reinforcement strategy that offers a preferred activity as a reward to motivate students to demonstrate a behavior or complete a specified task. To implement the Premack Principle, the teacher first creates a contingency by identifying the target behavior and determining a preferred activity to