- Use a golf counter to tally specific instances of a behavior (event recording). Counters are often available at office supply stores.
- Designate a small space on your chalkboard or marker board to write tally marks each time a behavior occurs.
- Keep some small objects (such as small paperclips, beans, craft beads, etc.) in a pocket, and each time a behavior occurs, transfer one object to another pocket. Count the number transferred at the end of the day, class period, etc.
- Transfer small objects from your pocket to a jar or container each time a behavior occurs.
- Plan ahead: create a data sheet in advance and make multiple copies.
- Hang clipboards with your data sheets on the wall with a pencil attached.
- Video or audio tape your class or session and record data later.
- Use a stopwatch for duration or latency recording and a timer for interval recording.
- Keep a small notebook and pen in a pocket for tally marks or notes.
- Ask a volunteer, family member, or paraprofessional to collect data.
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