Toolbox Tuesday!! What’s the Most Important Tool?

How is that BIP working?  We are getting close to the time when most schools will be sending out report cards and progress reports for the first time in the 2023-24 school year.  For those students who have a BIP, the report on progress should include the BIP.  A well designed BIP should identify the behaviors that are impeding learning, and provide positive behavioral interventions, supports and strategies to address those behaviors. In our firm’s Toolbox Training we emphasize that the creation and implementation of a BIP is listed as Tool #1 for a reason. It’s the most important tool in the Toolbox. 

It may be too early in the year to see dramatic improvement in a student’s behavior, but we should be seeing some results.  Just a reminder that a BIP is just as important as every other part of a student’s IEP, and the parents should be kept up to date with how things are going.


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Tomorrow: parent complains about inadequate playing time. Can you believe it?