This is a self-instructional PPT on Oppositional Defiant Disorder and how to deal with it in the classroom.
Dr. Rob Horner and Dr. George Sugai (Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) www.pbis.org The focus
These are fighting words to kids with ODD. These words will send them straight to brain stem.
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http://www.pbis.org/files/newwebfiles2008/adminlicense/05BEPCICO.ppt Check out a PowerPoint from Rob Horner, George Sugai, Anne Todd, Celeste Rossetto Dickey, Cindy Anderson, Terry Scott
Based on Dr. Ann Corwin’s DVD “The Child Connection” (2006) She says you must do three things to make a relationship: Touch- talk- make eye contact- Bhaerman, R.D. & Kopp, K.A. (1988) says: A student is less likely to drop out of school if one adult other than their teacher knows and uses their name. I say a smile is a tool that is underused in schools today. It seems like walking through the school and listening to adults that a great majority are not happy in their current position. This is based on comments heard while walking through halls.
Use a secret code to let them know their behavior is inappropriate. I used “I spy someone sitting up straight and tall.” I would then say, “You just earned the class a compliment point.” My eyes always looked in a general direction but not at any one student. That way there were 8 students who swore I was talking about them. As soon as I saw the target student doing appropriate behavior, I would look specifically at that child and say “I spy someone sitting up straight and tall. You just earned the class a compliment.” I didn’t say the student’s name but everyone sitting around them knew exactly who earned the points. Compliments were points that accumulated to a magic number that earned different rewards, like extra recess, or less homework problems..things like that. The secret code was “If I say the word “I SPY” whatever I say next is what I want you to do.
For example: If tomorrow we will be learning how to square numbers, then teach to mastery the first one the day before. Teach them that 4 squared is 4 x 4 and that is 16. Make sure they know the answer to the first one. This will increase the odds that they will be able to do the next one and feel successful.
I was waiting for a parking space at the grocery store. I had my turn signal on and it was very clear I was waiting for the spot. A lady coming from the other direction knew I’d have to wait for the car pulling out to clear before I could turn so she whipped in and took my spot. I was so mad at first- but then I thought “what good would it do me to say something to this stinky old lady?” I turned on a good song and sat in my car for a few minutes once I found a spot and then went in when I was calm. I tried to do two nice things for other people while I was in there- like letting someone with only a few items get in front of me at the check-out and telling the guy bagging my groceries how much I appreciated him putting all the frozen things in one bag without my asking. It really helped.
Gary Lamb makes music set at 60 beats per minute which is our resting heart rate. When it appears a child is revving up their engine due to some misunderstanding- play 60 beats per minute music and talk them down.
Do not picture a big pink elephant- don’t do it Do not picture a big pink fluffy elephant with a purple magician’s hat- don’t do it Whatever you do, do not picture a big pink fluffy elephant with a purple magician’s hat and orange toenails- don’t do it. You can’t not imagine it can you?
Come in from the rear and whisper in their ear- don’t make reprimands public.