This page contains posts, links, and other information related to positive behavior. Many of the post tips come from Columbine’s social worker, Carrie Evans. Check back frequently for updates!
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Jeanette Scotti (5th grade teacher), with help from Carrie Evans (social worker), wrote and won a $5000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts. Using the grant with support from Mr. Medina’s budget and money from the PTA, most of the Columbine teachers attended a Mindful Life Schools Method one-day intensive training in August 2014. Many of the teachers who attended the training have been incorporating the mindful life methods in their classrooms this year. In addition, six members… Read More
As part of many educators’ effort to help change student behavior is the concept of “consequence”. Yet, the understanding of ‘consequence’ is often lacking connection to another element, namely, “Antecedent conditions” (what is happening before the behavior). Consequences are results, changes or reactions in an environment that occur after a behavior. Critical ingredients of a consequence include: 1) they occur relatively quickly after the behavior and 2) they can alter the probability that the behavior… Read More
Yelling. Blaming. Hateful words. Fighting. Crying. Emotional meltdowns and blowups from students are often unpredictable and always unsettling. Teachers attempting to control these behaviors can get caught up too in the emotion of the situation and lash out at students. When teachers allow their emotions to dictate their actions they find themselves in the Conflict Cycle. Rather than sharing and directing a student’s behavior in a positive direction, the opposite occurs. These teachers tend to… Read More