Understanding a child’s behavior is not easy.
Lesson 1 helps you recognize how hard understanding behavior can be.
The steps in the Responsive Process are discussed and the first step
of the process, Watch, is explained. A short video clip of a
toddler (Katie) arriving at an Early Head Start Program offers an
opportunity to practice the “Watch” skills.
2: Ask ‘I Wonder Questions’
Lesson 2 helps you make sense of the many
meanings of a behavior. Four key factors that affect behavior are
explored using the “I Wonder” strategy for asking questions. You
practice developing “I Wonder” questions using the video clip of a
toddler (Katie) arriving at an Early Head Start Program.
Adapt Using ‘Flexible Responses’
You’ve “Watched” and asked “I Wonder” questions. Now you are
ready to choose ways to respond to the behavior. In Lesson 3 you use
the answers to the “I Wonder” questions (Lesson 2) to help select
responses to address the child’s behavior. Muk (Katie’s teacher)
shares the answers to her “I Wonder” questions as she explains her
responses to Katie’s behaviors.