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Proactive vs. Reactive
Old 01-23-2021, 10:08 PM
 
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2. My question, “What is the behavior(s) he is demonstrating that calls for a yellow?” From your thread it seems the main concern is what to do about punishment and his reaction? If so, this is reactionary management or a mind-set that says “What should happen to _____ for doing ____ ?” Shouldn’t the intervention lean towards proactive or preventing the problem in the first place so you won’t have to issue cards? The steps involved in prevention are almost always easier (less stress) than remediation and its side issues (like dealing with Mom). In other words, sit down and make a list of things you can do to prevent disruption - from seating to proximity to note on the desk to timer etc. You should come up with about ten or more. Then prioritize your list from “This one is critical and must come first” to “This one can wait”. Next, give yourself permission to fail when trying things for the first time. He didn’t get this way overnight and not likely to change in five minutes. Finally, I agree with msd2 regarding interventions not working. Whatever you decide you will know if it’s a good technique if it self-eliminates. Use it once or twice and behavior should start to recede until you don’t have to use it anymore.


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