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Before you start, here are a few important points:

  • Try multiple interventions
  • Each intervention must be tried for at least 2 weeks
  • Collect and track specific data on each intervention tried and the effect of each intervention over the time it was implemented
  • After at least 6 weeks, you may consider moving to tier 2 interventions.
  • You must submit your tier 1 data to and speak with an administrator before moving to tier 2.

Tier I Interventions for Name Calling:

  • Avoid power struggles
  • Call parent or note home
  • Card flip
  • Frequent eye contact
  • Have student say a nice thing to the student they called a name
  • Logical consequence
  • Model appropriate language
  • Praise when cooperative and well-behaved
  • Praise when good attitude and involvement occur
  • Proximity to students
  • Redirection
  • Reflection sheet
  • Review expectations and rules
  • Speak in calm and neutral tone
  • Speak with student in hallway
  • Start commands
  • Take away privileges
  • Talk away unstructured or free time
  • Talk one-on-one with student
  • Talk to parent
  • Teach conflict resolution skills
  • Teach coping skills
  • Teach relationship skills
  • Teach social skills
  • Teach substitute words