Behavior Lesson Plan
1. Gary blurts out during classes in a loud voice phrases like, she’s looking at me, nooo, I hate this school, I don’t want to, and a host of other, at a frequency of about once every ten minutes.
Gary will not blurt out during lessons or during transitions between lessons or passing times. Gary will self-monitor his behavior.
3. Long and Short-term behavior goals
Long-term behavior goal:
During the school day, Gary will not blurt aloud.
Short-term behavior steps:
- Between 8am and 10:20 Gary will earn the 10:20 recess each day by earning 5 happy face stickers. The teacher will set a timer for 10 minutes. Each time the timer goes off, without Gary blurting out, he will earn a sticker. Each time he blurts out, the timer will be reset to 10 minutes.
- Gary will self monitor his impulse to blurt out, raise his hand, to request a positive reward (tally mark) each 30 minutes starting after recess until lunch break at 11:45.
- Gary will self-monitor his impulse to blurt out. He will advance a clothes pin on a ruler one inch for each 30 minutes that passes without him blurting out. For each time he blurts out, he will move the pin back a inch. At the end of the day he will receive a tally mark for each three inches he earns.
Tally marks are received by the entire class for submitting homework and other positive behaviors that the teacher or aide notices during the school day. Each five marks earn two tickets, which go into a drawing. Five tickets are picked each Friday. The winners select small toys and supplies from the teacher’s treasure chest. Gary is being given additional opportunities to earn tally marks.
4. Progress Monitor
8:00-9:20 Gary will be issued a personal reward chart where he collects stickers to indicate that he has successfully completed the session without babbling.
9:40 – 11:45 Gary will be given a ruler with a cloths pin and a timer. He will advance the cloths pin one inch every 30 minutes or back.
Gary is expected not to blurt out during class and during transition times.
6. Long-term goal achievement
The goal is to eradicate the undesirable behavior completely. Gary will receive one reward per week for 100% abstinence from blurting out during class time and transitions.
7. Instructional Sequence
The teacher will introduce the behavior chart to Gary and explain that he can earn a sticker in each box on the chart for not blurting out. They will discuss what “Blurting Out” is and how he is expected not to use “Blurt Out” during the class. The teacher will explain that she will set the timer for 10 minutes and after he completes ten minutes she will place a sticker on his chart.
Practice the skill:
Gary will self monitor using a cloths pin on a ruler and a timer.
The teacher will award the stickers or tally marks and explain to him why he earned the reward.
If Gary engages in the undesirable behavior, the teacher is to acknowledge that she is aware that he was not successful and encourage him to work for the next tally mark.
Prompt the skill:
The teacher will explain how he can earn another one.
This process will be repeated until Gary knows what he is expected to do each day. It may take one or two days of direct instruction.
8. Generalize to Other Settings
Eventually Gary will understand the self monitoring process and be able to monitor himself in other situations such as lunch, and on the school bus.