Reaching for Success


Students with learning differences may have challenges with understanding what behaviors are appropriate in school. Knowing and consistently applying appropriate school behavior equates to a successful school experience. It is the task of parents and teachers working together to educate our children through direct instruction, modeling, and consistent reinforcement of rules and acceptable behaviors. Doing so entrenches the rules and actually gives our students a sense of freedom. The rules are predictable and students can actually enjoy what is necessary- learning and success in the classroom.

Give visual examples of what behaviors you are seeking. Then be consistent, model, and stick with rule reinforcement. And remember, it takes lots of practice to change a behavior. It's never to late to jump right in.

Yours for Fortune, 

Janet George