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Behavior Support

Daniel McKee Alternative School uses research-based interventions and supports to provide a positive culture for students and staff with the goal of improving academic and behavioral outcomes for ALL students.  Students, families, and educators will work together to develop a plan to help students reach their behavior and academic goals.  




Check-In/Check-Out (CICO) is an evidence-based intervention where a student checks in and out daily with a trusted adult who provides the student reinforcement for meeting goals and expectations. CICO can help decrease problem behaviors and office discipline referrals.  Additionally, school staff can implement the intervention with fidelity. 


Breaks Are Better 

Breaks are Better (BrB) is an intervention similar to Check-In/Check-Out, but it is designed for students who engage in problem behaviors maintained by escape or avoidance from academic activities, tasks, or assignments. Components of BrB include earning points and incentives for engaging in school-wide expectations, meeting with an intervention facilitator before and after school, receiving feedback on in-class behavior, and having explicit opportunities to take breaks in an appropriate way.  



Self-monitoring is an intervention designed to increase self-management by prompting the student to self-reflect on performance and self-record behavior on a chart.  Self-monitoring is designed for students who lack self-regulation or self-management, engage in relatively frequent rates of problem behavior and/or who could benefit from reminders or prompts to stay on task and engage in desired, expected behaviors.  


SEL Small Group 

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process in which students learn to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. Small groups will work to connect students to a range of targeted, group-based interventions. School social workers coordinate and facilitate a continuum of supports to address social skills, problem-solving skills, and coping skills; including for those students who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and the impact of trauma.


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