ERIC Number: ED350807
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Rational Behavior Training: A Seven Lesson Sequence for Teaching Rational Behavior Skills to Students with Social and Emotional Disabilities.
Patton, Patricia Lucey
This seven lesson curriculum sequence is designed to help teachers teach principles of Rational Behavior Training (RBT) which targets thinking behaviors, feeling behaviors, and behavioral responses to the environment. The program is appropriate for students with social and emotional disabilities and also develops reading, writing, spelling, language arts, and problem solving skills. Lesson plans typically include: learning objectives, a lesson goal, learning activities, closure/homework, and materials needed. Basic information and behavioral skills focus on: (1) how the brain works to create emotions; (2) how to control the brain, and thus, the emotions; (3) how to use five criteria for rational thinking, feeling, and behavior; (4) how to determine if current habits of perceiving, thinking, feeling, and behaving are rational or irrational; (5) how to systematically change any irrational thinking, feeling, and behavioral habits into rational habits; (6) how to practice new rational habits by using relaxation techniques and imagery; and (7) how to recognize common irrational cognitive styles and replace them with rational cognitive styles that result in a sense of renewed well-being. (DB)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Behavior Patterns, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Humanistic Education, Lesson Plans, Rational Emotive Therapy, Self Control, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Social Adjustment, Thinking Skills
Rational Self-Help Aids/I'ACT, 3939 Spencer St., Appleton, WI 54914.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: San Diego Unified School District, CA.; Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Washington, DC. School Improvement Programs.
Authoring Institution: N/A