Countoons (originally developed by Kunzelmann, Cohen, Hulten, Martin & Mingo, 1970) are cartoon versions of recording devices that students use to count their behaviors. Countoons are a simple visual representation of expected behavior and inappropriate behavior and a contingency for earning a reward. Students are taught to use the tool to self monitor their behavior. An in-depth description of Countoons can be found in the article Using Countoons to Teach Self-Monitoring Skills by Patricia M. Daly and Patty Ranalli.
I teach elementary students in a resource room. It seems like I have a few students who repeatedly talk out or need constant prompting to get to work. Do you have any strategies I might use that could help…I am struggling to keep it together.