GRADUATE Course – Reaching Diverse Learners

“There were so many techniques and ideas shared, and I feel as if I have a toolbox to use in my classroom.”

1 Graduate Credit

Grading: A-F
Materials: Included in the course fee!
Graduate Credit: 1 Graduate Credit
Instruction Mode: Self-paced, Asynchronous (Online Class)
Time Frame: Enroll and start any time

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GRADUATE Course – Reaching Diverse Learners

“I really appreciate the abundance of ideas for teaching ELLs that I learned in this course. There were so many techniques and ideas shared, and I feel as if I have a toolbox to use in my classroom.”
“This was a great course. Thank you for the opportunity to gather useful, practical information that will prove […]

RTI, Common Core & Classroom Behavior Management

Courses authored by RTI expert Jim Wright at Intervention Central…
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Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies
This course is based upon the extensive research, work and writings of Jim Wright, a Behavior Intervention Specialist, […]

Classroom Behavior: Root Causes & Drivers

A student’s behavior is not random but is determined by one or more root causes or behavioral drivers, the most common of which include:
Social attention (adult or peer)
A student may call out sarcastic comments in class because she gets peer attention for doing so.
Escape or avoidance of tasks, settings, or situations
A student who is a […]

Classroom Behavior: ABC Timeline

Classroom Behavior: ABC Timeline

Behaviors occur over time and therefore are well represented through a sequence. The ABC Timeline refers to behavior elements arranged in a time sequential fashion:





One or more environmental factors or events that appear to trigger student behavior. Altering the antecedent may prevent the behavior or make the behavior more likely to occur.
An instructor […]

Classroom Behavior Technique: Student Interview

Classroom Behavior Technique: Student Interview

Questions similar to these are asked to help the student understand the impact of their behavior on others:

How does this behavior impact your grades?
Are you able to make and keep friends?

Do you like school? Why or why not?
Is your current behavior working for you?

How does this behavior make you feel?
Are […]

Classroom Behavior Basics: Environment

A student’s classroom behavior is a product of the interaction between that student’s personal qualities, including his or her learning history, and the many factors in that student’s current instructional environment.
For example, a student may behave very differently depending on the peers with whom he or she is sitting, the […]

Classroom Environment Impacts Behavior

Classroom Environment Impacts Behavior

Physical environment has a direct impact on behavior. Consider the following aspects of environment: space, temperature, visuals, texture, scents and sounds.

Arrange the physical layout of a classroom (e.g., furniture, location of student work materials) to ensure that students can move easily throughout the room with minimal distractions and no ‘traffic jams’ during group transitions.

Check to see […]

RTI Tip for Teachers Conducting a Student Observation

RTI Tip for Teachers Conducting a Student Observation

When students present behaviors that consistently interfere with teaching and learning, school staff must objectively identify and quantify those behaviors. The teacher, or another team member, accomplishes this by conducting one or more systematic twenty to thirty minute student observations. This identifies the current rate of behavior, referred to […]

The Behavior Stream

Individuals are always performing SOME type of behavior: watching others, sleeping, talking, drawing, writing, moving, eating, touching. This is referred to as the behavior stream.
When people are fully engaged in positive behavior, they are less likely to get ‘off-task’ or display problem behavior. Tasks most likely to capture behavior in a positive […]

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