Upon entering the room, it is evident that Leslie uses the evidence-based practice of Self-Management direct instruction to help her students identify how they are feeling, recognize obstacles, and develop self-management techniques.
The Smith team uses several ACT team favorite curriculums including The Incredible 5 Point Scale, Zones of Regulation and Superflex.
Within her classroom Leslie has an area for students to do a zones check-in which aligns with the Zones of Regulation curriculum.
Additionally there is a Strategy wall for students to reference including The Incredible 5 Point Scale and Whole Body Listening which can be built upon throughout the year.
The Smith team also has a wall of "Unthinkables" where students can review different behaviors and challenges that may prevent them from demonstrating self-regulation which they have learned through the Superflex curriculum.
Another great evidence-based strategy in Leslie's classroom was the use of Reinforcement. Students had punch cards for demonstrating targeted behaviors.
Students also had the opportunity to earn various reinforcing items which were visually presented.
Finally, Leslie finished her lesson with a reinforcing leisure activity time.