1. Screen: Identify behavior issues BEFORE they become a problem.
The first step to developing a consistent behavior management plan is early universal and individual screening for problem behaviors, including social skills, before they become a problem in the classroom.
2. Assess: Get to the root of the behavior issue.
Through the screening process, you've identified individual students that may have a social-emotional or behavioral concern. Now is the time for more in-depth assessment to further determine the reason for the problem.
3. Intervene: Effective behavior remediation starts with consistent interventions.
You've screened. You've assessed. You have a clear picture of what's going on with your at-risk students. Now what? Studies have shown that the most effective method of mediating behavior and social-emotional issues is through consistent, data-driven interventions — all of which can be implemented as soon as a student has been screened.
4. Monitor: Keep track of your students' progress to identify what's working.
Confidence that a behavior or social-emotional intervention plan is working is just as important as an accurate assessment. Being able to track your students' progress, monitor their social-emotional growth, identify what's working (and what's not), and make adjustments as a team is crucial to your students' success.