What are self-determination skills? Provide one recommended motivational strategy to use during academic instruction to promote self-determination skills in students. Rationalize your choice.
Discuss Kagan’s four elements for successful cooperative learning. Citing Kagan, describe how teachers can hold individuals and groups accountable during group projects. Be specific. How could you, in your future professional practice, use Kagan’s elements for successful cooperative learning?
Discuss the relationship between building rapport and mutual respect with students to build a positive safe, productive learning environment. Why is it important to have a strong classroom management plan and where does building positive relationships with students help your plan?
What should a teacher do if a student presents a safety risk to self, other students, or a staff member? Describe the emergency actions and documentation that should take place in the event of a crisis.
Explain why it is important to provide students with specific verbal and written praise. Why is specific praise more effective than non-specific, general praise?
Describe how each of the following strategies can influence the behavior of students in the classroom: choice-making, contingent instructions, and criterion specific rewards. Provide specific examples.
Why is it important to operationally define a target behavior before conducting a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)? Provide an example of an operationally defined target behavior and describe how that target behavior will guide data collection.
Identify basic types of data collection procedures and describe the importance of data collection as it relates to Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) in classrooms.