A behavior specialist asked to observe a teacher whose students were on task 100% of the time. The observer asked, "You have the most difficult students in the school, but you don't have any problem behaviors. What is your secret?"
She replied, "Easy! I don't sit down. I don't even have a desk."
This teacher found that the secret to her success is to continually walk around the classroom looking for appropriate, on-task behavior to recognize and appreciate.
During the school day, continually walk around the classroom and be in close proximity to the students. You'll be amazed at how effective this simple strategy is at keeping students on task!
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