Cooperating Initiatives: Supporting Behavioral and Academic Improvement through a Systems Approach
Coyne, Michael D., Simonsen, Brandi, Faggella-Luby, Michael, Teaching Exceptional Children
Many teachers and administrators find it difficult to work toward multiple schoolwide goals simultaneously. They describe the effort as almost schizophrenic because attention and energy must be constantly shifted and compete between very different initiatives and mandates, each of which seems to place unrealistic demands on teachers' limited time and capacity. Although this scenario is all too familiar in schools, the question is whether educational initiatives with different goals have to compete.
This article presents a model in which educational initiatives do not compete but cooperate. We provide examples of efforts designed to improve behavioral outcomes and examples designed …
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Publication information: Article title: Cooperating Initiatives: Supporting Behavioral and Academic Improvement through a Systems Approach. Contributors: Coyne, Michael D. - Author, Simonsen, Brandi - Author, Faggella-Luby, Michael - Author. Magazine title: Teaching Exceptional Children. Volume: 40. Issue: 6 Publication date: July/August 2008. Page number: 54+. © Council for Exceptional Children Jan/Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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