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REACH - Reaching to educate all children for heaven

The REACH (Reaching to Educate All Children for Heaven) initiative provides teachers with resources, training, and ongoing support.

Inclusion in Elementary

Behavior

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Attention Seeking Student
Shows off
Cries easily/often
Speaks loudly
Uses charm
Keeps teacher busy
Constantly asks questions
Over dramatizes
Stops when asked but resumes behavior
Power Seeking Student
Is stubborn
Is argumentative
Lies
Cheats
Must win
Must be in charge of every situation
Is disobedient
Refuses to conform to classroom rules
If asked to stop defies, resists, or escalates the behavior
Revenge Seeking Student
Has a history of behaviors listed above
Feels unfairly treated
Feels others are out to get him
Feels better after accomplishing revenge
Lies
Steals
Hurts others physically or emotionally
Destroys property
Blames others for perceived unfair treatment
If asked to stop, retaliates
Adequacy Seeking Student
Has a history of behaviors listed above
Wants to be left alone
Has feelings of despair
Feels worthless
Is quiet and withdrawn
Gives up easily
Won’t attempt a task
Places unrealistic expectations on themselves
Pessimistic

Behavior

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General Behavioral Strategies
Create classroom/behavior management system
Explicitly teach classroom procedures
Help students make and maintain an organizational system
Provide extra supplies (paper, pens, pencils) for students to use
Create and teach transition procedures and strategies
Use desk dividers and head phones to minimize distractions
Use assignment notebooks to communicate between school and home
Use timers and visual timers to help students with time pacing
Use alternative types of seats
Use preferential seating - e.g.: close to teacher or study peer
Use add-ons to seating so students can move and wiggle while seated
Use fidgit toys and sensory manipulatives for self-calming
Send a duplicate set of textbooks home to use
Create a classroom "escape" place for calm-down
Explicitly teach self-regulation skills
Explicitly teach social skills
Attention Seeking
Arrange one-on-one time during non-instructional activities (recess, lunch, etc.)
Greet student warmly upon arrival
Engage in small talk
Offer positions of responsibilities
Show personal interest
Affirm appropriate behaviors
Ignore inappropriate behaviors
Power Seeking
Avoid power struggles through humor or distractions
Give student some control by offering choices
Empower students; give positions of responsibility
Assign classroom jobs on a rotating basis
Affirm privately rather than publicly
Acknowledge student’s feelings
Revenge Seeking
Conduct small group pro-social skills lessons when student is calm
Establish a mutual contract with goal being to get along with others
Teach self-monitoring
Be calm and matter-of-fact when issuing consequences
Catch student being good and praise privately
Treat each day as a fresh start
Adequacy Seeking
Ensure success when introducing new skills
Prepare student in advance for public demonstration of skills
Offer opportunity to observe rather than participate in group activities
Use cooperative learning with supportive peers
Identify opportunities for student to showcase strengths

Behavior

A 5 Could Make Me Lose Control
By Kari Dunn Buron (ISBN: 9781931282314)
This hands-on activity helps students who are highly anxious cope with their stress by classifying social and emotional information and analyzing how best to act. Using this interactive process, the student places cards that list highly stressful situations into colorful pockets designating stress levels, ranging from 5-1, as the first step in changing the way he thinks about and responds to emotions such as anxiety, sadness and anger.
Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children
By Ross Greene. ISBN: 9780061906190.
When the Chips are Down
By Richard Lavoie (DVD, 62 min)
Richard Lavoie, an expert on learning disabilities, offers practical advice on dealing with behavior problems quickly and effectively. He shows how preventirive discipline can anticipate many problems before they start. He explains how teachers and parents can create a stabe. predictable environment in which children can flourish.
PBIS Site
RTL model for behavior support.
Responsive Classroom
Behavioral support based philosophically on community-building practices.

REACH (Reaching to Educate All Children for Heaven)

The REACH initiative provides teachers with resources, training, and ongoing support. Inclusive classrooms embrace students with disabilities in general education curricula and benefit students socially and academically without facing the stigma of segregation.