Acknowledging Expected Behaviors

School teams establish an acknowledgement system for determining how the faculty and staff intend to “catch” students exhibiting expected behaviors that have been clearly taught. Specific praise (tangible and/or intangible) is critical in increasing the reoccurrence of appropriate behavior. If schools want to engage students in appropriate behaviors, schools must devise a system for acknowledging such behaviors. Faculty and staff provide frequent, positive, and genuine feedback to students for displaying desired behaviors.