ERIC Number: EJ1080473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
Measuring the Cool Tool as a Targeted Intervention to Minimize Teacher Reprimands and Students' On-Task Behaviors in an Urban Elementary School
Utley, Cheryl A.; Obiakor, Festus E.
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, v13 n1 p43-57 2015
This study measured the effects of a targeted intervention, The Cool Tool, implemented in the secondary prevention tier to minimize teacher reprimands and students' on-task behaviors in an urban elementary school. The participants in the social skills intervention programs were seven teachers, across grades K-5. Assessments included pre-posttest classroom observations to measure teacher praise versus reprimand and students' on versus off task behaviors. Data on the effects of the social skills program showed that teachers did not increase their rates of praise statements toward students, however, levels of students' on task behaviors increased following the implementation of a social skill program.
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Urban Schools, Intervention, Interpersonal Competence, Discipline, Punishment, Behavior Problems, Positive Behavior Supports, Positive Reinforcement, Pretests Posttests, Classroom Observation Techniques, Teacher Student Relationship, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness, Behavior Change, Student Improvement, Check Lists
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: H324C020013