The Behavior Stream

Check Out the New Blog 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 manner share the following characteristics:

  • Clearly understood.
  • Elicit interest.
  • Provide a high rate of satisfaction for performer.
  • Include encouragement and feedback from parent or teacher.

From Professional Learning Board’s online continuing education course for teachers: Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies

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