Dreikur's Method
Home Up B-Mod For The Curious Token Economies Strategies Dreikur's Method Group Assignment Resources

 

   

         

Techniques with the "Attention-Getting"

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Minimize the attention

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Ignore the behaviour

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Give "the eye"

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Stand close by

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Mention the studentís name while teaching

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Send a secret signal

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Give written notice

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Give an I-message

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Legitimize the behaviour

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Make a lesson out of the behaviour

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Extend the behaviour to its most extreme form

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Have the whole class join in the behaviour

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Distract the student

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Ask a direct question

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Ask a favour

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Change the activity

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Do the unexpected

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Turn out the lights

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Play a musical sound

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Lower voice to a whisper

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Change your voice

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Talk to the wall

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Use one-liners

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Cease teaching temporarily

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Notice appropriate behaviour

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Thank the students

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Write names of well-behaved students on the board

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Move the student

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Change the studentís seat

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Send the student to the "thinking chair"

 

 

Techniques with those seeking "Power" and "Revenge"

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Make a graceful exit

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Acknowledge studentís power

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Remove the audience

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Table the matter

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Make a date

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Use a fogging technique

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Agree with the student

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Change the subject

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Use time out:

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In the classroom

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In another classroom

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In the office

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In the home

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Enforcing time out

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The language of choice

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The who squad

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Setting the duration for time out

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Set the consequences

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Establishing consequences

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Presenting consequences

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Guidelines for effective consequences

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Related consequences

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Reasonable consequences

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Respectful consequences

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Consequences vs punishments

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Choosing the consequence

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Loss or delay of activity

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Loss or delay of using objects/equipment

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Loss or delay of access to school areas

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Denied interactions with other students

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Required interactions with school personnel

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Required interactions with parents

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Required interaction with police

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Restitution

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Repair of objects

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Replacement of objects

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Student response to consequences

 

Techniques with the "Helpless"

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Use concrete learning materials and computer assisted instruction

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Attractive

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Self-explanatory

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Self-correcting

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Reusable

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Teach one step at a time

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Provide tutoring

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Extra help from teachers

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Remediation programs

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Adult volunteers

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Peer tutoring

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Learning centers

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Teach positive self-talk

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Post positive classroom signs

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Two "put-ups" for each "put-down"

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Use self-talk before class

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Make mistakes okay

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Talk about mistakes

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Equate mistakes with effort

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Minimize effects of making mistakes

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Build confidence

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Focus on improvement

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Notice contributions

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Build on strengths

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Show faith in students

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Acknowledge the difficulty of a task

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Set time limits on tasks

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Focus on past success

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Analyze past success

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Repeat past success

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Make learning tangible

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"I-can" cans

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Accomplishment albums

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Checklists of skills

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Flowchart of concepts

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Talk about yesterday, today & tomorrow

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Recognize achievement

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Applause & standing ovations

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Stars and stickers

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Awards and assemblies

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Exhibits

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Positive time out

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Self-approval