Monday, July 1, 2013

Consultation: The Classroom Check-up: A Classwide Teacher Consultation Model for Increasing Praise and Decreasing Disruptive Behavior

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Wendy M. Reinke, Teri Lewis-Palmer, and Kenneth Merrell
School Psych Rev. Author manuscript; available in PMC 2009 January 1.

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  1. This was an interesting and helpful journal article on consultation to read. So much of the terminology is what we have discussed in our collaboration class, from fidelity of implementation to feedback. The study focused on improving behavior with praise through a consultation model. According to (Reinke, Lewis-Palmer and Merrell, 2009) the Classroom Check-up was a class wide consultation model to address the need for classroom level support. The authors added that “targeting the classroom system to increase effective classroom management practices delivered to all students is more efficient than targeting individual students because it is likely to reduce current student behavioral and academic difficulties as well as prevent future student problems on a broader scale. Thus, class wide consultation can be a cost effective and useful tool for improving the classroom as well as individual student outcomes.” (Reinke, Lewis-Palmer and Merrell, 2009) As an educator, this is encouraging, and valuable information in managing difficult behavior with positive approaches, such as praise.