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ERIC Number: EJ1153424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Promoting Primary School Students' Daily Report Card Participation through the "Carrier Pigeon"
Perle, Jonathan G.; Curtis, David F.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v49 n6 p402-410 Jul-Aug 2017
Disruptive behaviors are some of the most commonly presented concerns in the classroom. Without intervention, such difficulties may lead to higher teacher frustration and a higher rate of negative teacher feedback, and they may interfere with students' learning opportunities and result in poorer academic and life adjustment outcomes (Landrum, Tankersley, & Kauffman, 2003; Sutherland, Wehby, & Copeland, 2000). One evidence-based strategy frequently rated by teachers to be effective and acceptable for improving individual student behavior in the classroom is the Daily Report Card (DRC) (Cox, 2005). The DRC is a school-to-home note that teachers use to provide family members and students with daily feedback about classroom behavior (Chafouleas, Riley-Tillman, & Sassu, 2006). However there are limitations to its effectiveness. This article describes the carrier pigeon strategy which is a collaborative DRC approach that involves students in the creation, implementation, and monitoring of an operationally defined target behavioral goal.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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