The Big Picture. Individual. At Risk. Universal. Behavior and discipline have been ranked the #1 or #2 problem facing public education in every Gallop Poll taken! But in reality, behavior has been an issue since. 2.
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“The children of today now love luxury. They have bad manners. They show disrespect to adults, and love to talk, rather than work or exercise. They contradict their parents, chatter in front of company, gobble down their food at the table, and intimidate their teachers.”
Socrates (469-399 B.C.)
How about about Huck Finn?
“A boy is, of all wild beasts, the most difficult to manage.”
The students who are motivated and responsible are like our crew members.
The students who are responsible, but not terribly motivated are like passengers.
And the Huck Finns are our hostages.
Sometimes, our passengersandhostages need an individual intervention!
Universal: This can be about 85% to 90% of your kids. With good structure and classroom management skills, these students are easy to reach and teach. Without those things, these students can have behavior problems.
Intensive: About 3-5%. They are the “Huck Finns” who don’t want to be there in the first place and are at high risk of chronic academic and/or behavioral problems. They need specialized individualized interventions.
The Students Served in Our Schools
If a doctor, lawyer, or dentist had 20-26 people in the office at one time, all of whom had different and significant needs, and some of whom didn’t want to be there and were causing trouble, and the doctor, lawyer, or dentist, without assistance, had to treat them all with professional excellence for ten months . . .
. . . then the doctor, lawyer, or dentist might have some idea of the job that teachers have.
Example Social Skills Curriculum: Second Steps
Front of Card
Back of Card
BEP Coordinator Summarizes Data For Decision Making
Bi-weekly BEP Meeting
to Assess Student Progress
The Behavior Education Program (BEP)
Student Recommended for BEP
Date ________ Student ____________Teacher__________