Do you use behavioral momentum in your classroom? Whether you have used it or have no idea what I’m talking about, read on for what I hope is a concise description and some examples.Enter your text here…
Last year I did a series of 3 to 5 minute videos each day for a month on behavioral tips for the classroom. You can find them here. One of them that I realized I hadn’t talked about on the blog was behavioral momentum.
WHAT IS BEHAVIORAL MOMENTUM?
You use behavioral momentum to increase the likelihood that a student will follow a direction he or she may not follow regularly. The goal behind it is to give a series of directions that the student is highly probable to follow and then give the direction that the student is less likely to follow.
Behavioral momentum is a great tool to have in your kit to help get students to comply with disliked or difficult instruction. Find out more with this video.
BEHAVIORAL MOMENTUM VIDEO
I find it easier to explain verbally so this video will walk you through what it is, how it works and how you can use it in your classroom.