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a "STRATEGY" to Implement PBIS "Positive
Behavioral Interventions & Supports" or Academic Interventions?
Digest Magazine Featured Irene's Title Book in the May/June 2004
British Good Autism
Practice Journal comprised a "R/G Choices" book review in the
October 2006 Edition (Volume 7.2)
a Multiple Disabilities Classroom
strategy behavior teaching books posters inclusion ODD ADHD Downs
A Positive Behavioral Development
for Students with Autism or
I am looking forward to an excellent
"green" 2013-14 school year.
|Red and Green Choices: Principles to
|Set high, reasonable, & achievable behavioral
|Allow student to choose their own behavior (provide
|Set high expectations |
|Always talk, write, draw pictures of possible
"green" solutions to situations|
|Break down behaviors into their smallest
|Make expectations predictable and clear|
|Remain truthful, positive and supportive
throughout the entire behavior change process|
Decision Making Visual- What Will Happen Next?
-In the top black box, write or draw-out lunch time
-Then proceed with the student's green decisions (sit, quiet, raise
hand...) and opposite red (behaviors) decisions
-End Result: List the consequences to their behavioral choices (social
praise, tangible product)
-What will increase the green decisions?
-Print off a Bus Book for each day
-Cut it in half, Assemble
-Draw the 2 Red and Green Choices on the left of each page
-Allow students to hold on the bus, or read, or talk about to an
What will increase the green behaviors...
a sticker, verbal praise, holding a favorite item on the bus, a book
on the bus...?
E-Mail from a School Principal:
"I recently ordered books and poster from you to compliment what I
learned from your website. I have implemented it in a couple behavior
intervention plans and have seen success already. My elementary school
has been shifting from a reward/punishment system to a teaching system
in regards to behavior. We have more students than average with
impulse control issues and the education approach is more effective."
teachers in my school are using red and green choices to a degree in
my school. Trust is a major issue. Red and green choices from a
trusted adult are less threatening than rewards and punishment.
Parents here trust the school most when their children are successful
with behavior and academics. We use the
Response to Intervention model
to meet the needs of all students and meet the mandates of NCLB and
IDEA. I’m considering red and green choices as a portion, if not the
core, of our Schoolwide plan...
...If Red and Green Choices are being used for a few students or many
students, I think it is important that
all staff know the fundamentals of it (your 13 points). All
staff end up coming in contact with the few or many students and
consistency is necessary for their progress. The Response to
Intervention model is so geared to the needs of students, as I think
Red and Green Choices are. We do quite a bit of self-training here
through study and powerpoint, which is why I ask about your
"A third grade teacher in my school walks around with a digital
camera, taking pictures of her class or individuals choosing green
behaviors. She prints them out and labels them with red or green
marker and posts them in the room. The entire class responds
positively to this intervention."...
Green (2003) © "Red and Green