Making an indelible impression with video modeling
Students are drawn to video as a medium, and tend to retain what they’ve viewed. Make the most of video’s appeal to help your students learn and practice social and behavioral skills.
Reinforce social interactions and multi‑step tasks
Using the tools in Positivity and the camera in a mobile phone, video modeling is simple to execute. You can use the strategy to walk students through the steps in a process (like hand washing), role‑play an appropriate social exchange, or show your subject calmly carrying out an activity such as transitioning.
Help students view themselves in a positive light
When students see themselves and their peers onscreen, you’ve got their attention. With Positivity, you can show them performing a positive behavior or exchange, demonstrating the principles and practices of social interaction. Or you can upload clips from popular films that depict interactions and behaviors you want to reinforce. For student buy‑in and involvement, have students nominate and vote on their favorite film or TV scenes.
Implement with fidelity and best practices
- Film students performing positive interactions and behaviors and then upload your finished product to Positivity for viewing on demand—of course, students will request to view it over and over!
- As with social narratives, focus on a specific skill, keep the script simple and make the finished product short and digestible.
- Pair the strategy with incentives for positive reinforcement of a newly acquired skill or behavior.
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