The Chalk Blog

10 Ways to Build Relationships With Students Who Challenge You

Building a rewarding relationship

Ever think that students behave better for teachers they like? Rita Pierson agrees! 

Ever heard of the relationship bank account? The concept is simple, to take something out of said account, you need a balance from which you can withdraw “funds” when you correct behavior! There is only one way to get that…positive deposits! 

Ever heard of the praise ratio? Experts disagree as to whether it’s 4:1, 5:1, or 6:1, but either way, you should be praising (building the relationship bank account) at least five times as often as you make a withdrawal.   

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Topics: Instructional Strategies, Positive Behavior Supports, Teacher Burnout

Positive Behavior Reinforcement with Penny Boards [VIDEO]

Penny boards are token economy systems that can be used with students needing positive behavior reinforcement. This video blog will take you through creation and use of a penny board to help your students improve their behavior.

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Topics: Video, Positive Behavior Supports

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