Behavior contracting is a positive, goal-oriented method to motivate, monitor, and change student behavior. A behavior contract is a written contract between a student and a teacher or administrator specifying obligations for all parties involved, and can be used as a disciplinary consequence.
This 12-minute video explains what a behavior contract is and outlines specific steps to developing one. It describes how to operationally define the behavior, identify reinforcers, and explain the behavior contract to the learner. It provides methods to increase the behavior contract’s effectiveness and also describes how to overcome potential problems that may arise.How to Use a Behavior Contract