Behavior Strategies

Magic Tricks - Mark on the Board

This is so easy and works like a charm! When a student demonstrates a minor undesirable behavior, just nonchalantly turn and place a checkmark on the board. Do not engage in a conversation about the behavior or answer any questions related to the checkmark. Instead, move forward with whatever was happening just prior to the incident. It is important to not give the behavior any additional reinforcement. If the behavior occurs again, make another mark. This strategy is almost guaranteed to reduce the frequency of the behavior!