Intervention is a bi-directional process, meaning the responsibility for appropriate behavior does not only fall on the students but teachers too.
Surface behaviors are generally normal developmental behaviors of children.
Planned ignoring - If you ignore a behavior it will lesson and eventually disappear. Signal Interference - Communicates to the student that behavior is not appropriate without disturbing others. Proximity Interference - Any movement toward the disruptive student. Touch Interference - Teacher takes a child’s hand and escorts them back to their seat.
Coping with Common
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• Prepare for Class
• Ask questions
• Remain on task
• Model professional
• Be prepared
• Provide clear direction
• Build positive relationships
• Respond intuitively to
students surface behaviors.
With-it-ness : Refers to the non-verbal
communication that teachers use to
demonstrate their awareness of everything
that is going on within their classroom.
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Proactive Intervention Methods
1. Changing the pace of classroom activities.
2. Removing seductive objects.
3. Interest boosting of a student who shows signs of
4. Redirecting behavior of off-task students.
5. Nonpunitive time out.
6. Encouraging appropriate behavior.
7. Modeling and providing cues for appropriate