How do we ask?

There are two common ways that teachers make requests when teaching. One is called a start-up request and the other is called a shutdown request. For example,   “We need quiet hands please,”  is a start-up request. The instructor is asking for a new behavior.    “Stop...

Behavior Chart Drama

I recently viewed a funny clip from the Ellen Show featuring a very articulate kindergartner who took great delight in explaining his classroom’s color behavior chart to Ellen. It was quite complicated and Ellen was struggling to understand it. Earlier this week I ran...