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Positive actions for getting along

There is always a positive way to respond to a situation. In the Positive Action program, teachers help students understand that people are likely to feel good about themselves when they engage in positive actions. The importance of doing positive actions to feel good about yourself. Education has to work for all stakeholders. The Positive Action curriculum covers the following concepts.

When students make the connection between their performance and feeling good about themselves, intrinsic motivation is enhanced and positive behaviors continue.

Make Learning Relevant Students are

Create a Classroom Code of Conduct A positive and productive classroom requires a common understanding of positive and negative behaviors. These hopes define positive classrooms for parents and students. Students hope they will get along with their peers and teachers, have their work measure up, and enjoy the process of learning. With repeated reinforcement by the teacher, this simple explanation helps students understand and improve their behavior in any situation. This discussion elicits lists of behaviors that are respectful, fair, kind, and empathetic.

Positive actions for self-management such as managing time, energy, emotions, and other personal resources. Positive actions for the intellect such as thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.

Positive actions for improving yourself continually such as setting and achieving goals. To establish this understanding, teachers ask students to identify the ways they like to be treated. Positive actions for a healthy body such as nutrition, exercise, and sleep. Positive Action has been rigorously evaluated in longitudinal randomized studies with students from a range of backgrounds and in a range of community types.

Positive actions for getting along with others such as treating others fairly, kindly, and respectfully. Make Learning Relevant Students are more engaged in learning and retain knowledge better when they see that it is relevant and vital to their own success and happiness. Instill Intrinsic Motivation People need to feel good about themselves. Positive actions for being honest with yourself and others such as taking responsibility, admitting mistakes, and not blaming others. Reinforce Positive Behaviors Teachers can strengthen intrinsic motivation by recognizing and positively reinforcing positive actions when they see them.