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What is a “pre-correct”?

We are entering into our fifth year using Positive Behavior Support to handle classroom management issues. We like to share monthly tidbits so you can have a better understanding of P.B.S. Some of these will be to inform you of the things you see while others will provide possible strategies you can use at home. Bridging the consistency between home and school will enhance each child’s understanding of appropriate behavior. One of the easiest and most effective strategies we use is called the “pre-correct.” Simply stated you correct an anticipated misbehavior by stating your expectations before the behavior occurs. Ex) I will read one book and then I will kiss you good night and turn out the light. By telling the children what you expect them to do, you can avoid a great deal of negatives. (no, don’t, stop, etc.)