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HLP8 - Positive & Constructive Feedback

HLP8 - Positive & Constructive Feedback

RMTC-D/HH dives into the eighth high-leverage practice (HLP) from the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR) Center and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)’s publication High-Leverage Practices in Special Education. HLP8 states, “Provide positive and constructive feedback to guide students’ learning and behavior.”

Music written and produced by Samuel McIntire

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Florida Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports Project [PBIS]. (n.d.). Debunking reinforcement myths. https://www.livebinders.com/media/get_centered/MjEwMTY4NDI=

Hattie, J. (2009). Visible learning: A synthesis of over 800 meta-analyses relating to achievement. New York, NY: Routledge.

Hattie, J. (2018). Hattie ranking: Student effects. Retrieved January 2022, from Visible Learning: https://visible-learning.org/hattie-ranking-influences-effect-sizes-learning-achievement/hattie-ranking-student-effects/

IRIS Center (n.d.). High-leverage practices. Resources. https://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/resources/high-leverage-practices/

McLeskey, J., Barringer, M-D., Billingsley, B., Brownell, M., Jackson, D., Kennedy, M., Lewis, T., Maheady, L., Rodriguez, J., Scheeler, M. C., Winn, J., & Ziegler, D. (2017, January). High-leverage practices in special education. Arlington, VA: Council for Exceptional Children & CEEDAR Center. https://highleveragepractices.org/

Myers, D. M., Simonsen, B., & Sugai, G. (2011). Increasing teachers’ use of praise with a response-to-intervention approach. Education and Treatment of Children, 34, 35-39. http://www.jstor.org/stable/42900100

Tennessee Behavior Supports Project. (2016, July). Behavior-specific praise in the classroom. Vanderbilt University. https://tennesseetsc.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Behavior-Specific-Praise.pdf