Methodology of removing and replacing negative behavior with positive behavior

January 12, 2024

Methodology of removing and replacing negative behavior with positive behavior

Replacing Negative Behavior:

3 Steps You Can Start Implementing TOMORROW

Do your students exhibit behavior that interferes with learning? Are there behaviors that you’d like to replace with other behaviors to allow your students to be more successful? We’ve outlined 3 easy steps that you can take to replace negative behaviors in your classroom! These steps are simple to implement and you can get started on it TOMORROW!

Topics Being Discussed For Reinforcing a Replacement Behavior

1️⃣Step 1: Determine the functions of behavior

2️⃣Step 2: Identify a behavior that you want to decrease AND identify an appropriate replacement behavior.

3️⃣Step 3: Remove reinforcement from the negative behavior AND increase reinforcement for the replacement behavior.

Create a positive caring school environment using School-Wide Positive Behavior Support

Goals: Education, Prevention, Intervention

Objectives: Increasing appropriate Social/Personal Skills, Reducing incidence of inappropriate behavior

Positive Behavior Support (PBS) is a process of creating a positive, safe, caring, school environment. PBS assist schools decreasing negative behavior and consequences, increasing positive behavior and consequences, as well as, improving academic achievement. Positive Behavior Support is based on Cognitive Behavior Theory. PBS is an evidence-based strategy that analyses the antecedent, behavior, and consequences the child receives. PBS teaches replacing negative behavior with positive behavior. It teaches how to understand why the behavior is occurring the function of the behavior based on functional behavioral assessments.

PBS can be used school wide or in individual classes. PBS use reliable and accurate discipline data to analyze the various types of negative behavior that is occurring, the time of day, the location, and what students and staff members are involved and brainstorm interventions.  The PBS Team develop 3-5 school wide rules and expectation.  Students are taught the rules and expectation through direct instruction, modeling, and role-play.  Individual and school wide incentives and rewards are given to students for exhibiting the expected behavior.  Individual student’s behavior is closely monitored through ongoing progress monitoring.

The implementation of PBS is a collaborative effort among all school stakeholder, professionals, students, and parents.  Positive Behavior Support is an effective strategy to increase positive behavior and reduce the occurrence of negative behavior in schools who implement PBS with fidelity.

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