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Create a supportive environment. Get your students to work together cooperatively by making and keeping goals. The goal of this lesson is to build a classroom community through goal-setting, decision-making, and positive reinforcement.
Students develop a behavior management plan using Excel. They use the computer to develop a behavior chart. Students record their behavior on a daily basis using the chart they developed using Excel.
Attempt to progress toward positive classroom behaviors. Structure your class through a series of activities intended to help learners acknowledge cooperative behavior and proper classroom interpersonal skills. They match ten adjectives to their behavior improvement and track how the classroom environment has changed. Great for kids with ADHD or other behavioral issues.
It is true that the more you practice something, the better you'll get at doing it. Lesson three in a three part series on author's purpose has kids venture out to determine the author's purpose in three different passages. They'll read each passage, determine the purpose of each, and use examples from the text to support the identified purpose. The lesson content is first modeled and then practiced as a group and individually. 
Written as a sample behavior strategy, this resource provides a case-study-style context to assist an Autistic child with transition issues. The primary behavior is laying in the hallway during transitions. The behavior strategy is positive reinforcement through a token economy system. Practical and well supported, this support plan could be a life saver.
Learners develop a sense of classroom community through goal-setting, decision-making, and brainstorming. They monitor the effects of their plan by determining whether short term goals are being achieved.
Students review the importance of goal-setting and the steps in the goal setting process and practice cooperative behavior while reviewing concepts, setting goals, and formulating short term plans.
Young scholars express admiration/appreciation again for the positive behaviors observed during previous sessions and explore the importance of planning and confirm the value of goal-setting as they track their progress on class goals.
Learners examine the process for setting goals. In this setting goals lesson, students review Part 1 of this lesson to determine their understanding of setting goals. They participate in a cooperative activity in which they practice teamwork. They discuss how they will improve their behavior after thinking about what went well during their teamwork activity.
Students access prior knowledge of cooperative behaviors in the classroom. In this goal setting lesson, students, describe their feelings about being part of the class by the X they place in a circle. Students describe behaviors that make them feel included in the class. Students are encouraged to show supportive behaviors by helping others.
Students read and discuss Native American legends. They examine how the Native American name came about.
The agricultural industry, just like any industry, can have issues. Kids discuss hot topics like mad cow disease to grasp the types of political issues common to industrial agriculture. The lesson is broken into three parts. Each part describes that day's objectives regarding the main topic. By the end of lesson three, learners will have researched and created a presentation on an agricultural issue.
Familiarize your young learners with the parts of a computer and some basic key terms relating to technology. As the teacher demonstrates using an LCD projector, class members practice moving a mouse, opening the Internet, typing in a web address, and using an online interactive game.
The challenge is quite simple: build a tall tower from a predesignated number of newspaper sheets. Emerging engineers work in teams to build the tallest structure. You will demonstrate some structure shapes and discuss their relative strengths with the class. You will also discuss the five-step process for engineering design. This is an ideal engineering instructional activity for elementary schoolers.
Practice Arabic vocabulary with a group of activities designed to help you pick up vocabulary using images, meaning, and spelling. Start out with the four free word lists and upgrade when you are ready to learn even more Arabic words.
High schoolers explore algebraic expressions in this Algebra I lesson. They evaluate expressions using paper and pencil and then use the TI-83 to provide immediate reinforcements.
Students are asked to think about their use of electricity, particularly around the holidays, and how it affects their quality of life and the lives of all of us. They explore the issue by tracing the connections and discussing how and why we consider the consequences (near and far in time or space) in the decisions we make in our daily lives.
Students maintain a journal and write about various types of transportation.  In this transportation lesson, students write using flash cards to describe vehicles. Students listen to stories and sing a song about transportation.  
The concept of token economy isn't new. Here is one of the oldest behavior management tools in the teacher box, and its all ready to go! It includes strip boxes, paper coins, and instructions on how to use them. I have used this type of economy with ADHD, behaviorally challenged, Autistic, and special education students of various functioning levels. Super useful!
Second graders practice their creative writing by using descriptive words.  In this language arts lesson, 2nd graders utilize their best descriptive writing to elaborate on one of 20 different bean bag characters.  Students listen to their classmates describe a bean bag character and use their descriptions to locate the correct one.

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