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ERIC Number: EJ869679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1074-2956
Incorporating Choice and Preferred Activities into Classwide Instruction
Kern, Lee; State, Talida M.
Beyond Behavior, v18 n2 p3-11 Win 2009
It is often said that the best intervention strategies prevent problem behaviors from starting in the first place. Two preventative strategies that teachers can use are choice making and incorporating preferred activities into classwide instruction. Not only do these strategies avoid problem behaviors, but teachers also find them easy to use in their classrooms. In this article, the authors first discuss why choice and preference are effective for reducing problem behavior. Next, they describe procedures and strategies for using choice and preference in classroom practice, along with examples for classroom implementation. Finally, they address commonly asked questions that teachers often ask when deciding to use choice and preference. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A