Classroom Accommodations Behavior & Learning. Michelle Fattig-Smith, Ed.S. Interventions effective in helping low-achieving students. First ask “Why?”
Michelle Fattig-Smith, Ed.S.
Hyperactive=excessive activity that is age inappropriate
Consider a student who is consistently out of his/her chair and bothering neighbors:
Teach the student how to organize the problem:
Provide test taking strategies:
Analyze difficulties in problem solving
Listening skills can be enhanced by:
Cognitive Behavioral Approach (self-monitoring)
Talk it through!
Present a printed model of a word. Have the child trace the model with his/her finger, saying the respective phoneme for each grapheme as he/she traces it. He/she should say the total word at the conclusion. Repeat several times.
Fisher, R. I. (1987). Learning difficulties strategies for helping
students. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co.
How’s That Working for You So Far?The only true definition of crazy is repeating a behavior proven to be unsuccessful in the past, and expecting it to succeed, then being devastated when it does not!
Define what is a ‘tattle’ and what is ‘reporting’
Somebody teased me __
Somebody took my stuff __
Somebody told me to do something bad __
Somebody did something I didn’t like __
I did something wrong __
Somebody started fighting with me __
Somebody started fighting with someone _
Who was that somebody:
Another student __
An adult __
Staff __ Teacher __
What did you do:
Hit back __ Told adult __
Ran away __ Walked away __
Yelled __ Talked it out __
Cried __ Told peer __
Broke something __ Ignored __
Was restrained __ Used anger __
Used my words __ Cried __
How did you handle yourself:
Poorly Not too well OK Good Great
How angry were you:
Burning Mad Really Mad A little Mad
Not Mad At All
Example Hassle LogName: Date: Time: Setting:Classroom __ Bathroom __ Meals __ Art __ Music __ Gym __ Playground __Bus__ Hall __ Other __
“John, you can refuse to participate and written up, or you can start the assignment and not be written up.”
“I want you to return to your desk now and begin your work.”
Successfully managing student transitions. Series on highly effective practices-Transitions. Darden College of Education. Retrieved 12/20/06 from http://education.odu.edu/esse/research/series/transitions.shtml
How will you learn the words?
Study 15 minutes per day
Study with a friend
Write each word 10 times
Make a word search puzzle
Make a copy to tape to your desk and study during free time
What other ways to learn these words can you think of? Write them down!
Naglieri, J.A. & Pickering, E.B. (2003). Helping children learn: Intervention handouts for use in school and at home. Baltimore, MA: Brookes Publishing, p. 37.Planning ExampleThis Week’s Spelling Words