Behavioral Redirect

What is Behavioral Redirect (BR)?

Behavior Redirect is an RTI intervention, that helps promote and establish appropriate behavior through specific lessons, behavior planning and goal setting to help encourage student success in a positive environment. Students are generally referred to behavior redirect from the deans or problem solving teams. They are assigned for a specific date and period, some may have multiple days they are assigned while others only one or two. Behavior redirect is also a fluid intervention and students may be referred and complete the intervention then referred again at a later date they would benefit from it again.
​The goal of the Behavior Redirect program is to set students up for success by giving them the tools and understanding to make better behavioral choices in the future. The goal of Behavior Redirect is to have students not return or get behavior referrals for the same reason that got them referred in the first place. In order to do this, Ms. Marchionna works with other school counselors, social workers and deans to better help the students. Each student assigned to Behavior Redirect is given individualized attention in order to tailor his/her experience to the individual situation. ​

​Top 10 Things You Need To Know About BR!


  1. BR is not a punishment – This is an opportunity 
  2. BR stands for Behavior Redirect. Your counselor or dean will use them interchangeably
  3. BR counselors are here to help you
  4. BR is designed to help you make better choices 
  5. You may learn something about yourself when in BR
  6. Just like anything in life, BR is what you put into it
  7. You may be assigned BR one, two, three or even more days
  8. You’r here because we care and want to see you succeed 
  9. You can come to BR for more then one reason
  10. BR is not a punishment (I know we said that already but I just want you to really think about it) 

Goals Targeted in BR? 

Behavior Redirect (B.R.) is an intervention for students currently identified to be struggling with a behavioral challenge. The different areas Ms. Petersen might go over with a student are listed below. Students coming into Behavior Redirect will meet with the Ms. Petersen individually or in small groups to process the behaviors that may have lead the student to be assigned Behavior Redirect. The student will then work with Ms. Petersen on lessons designed to build new skills, reflect on old behaviors and create new measurable goals. 

Academic 

  • School Attendance
  • Class Attendance
  • Tardy Issues 
  • Academic Dishonesty
  • Time Management
  • Student/Teacher Conflict​
  • Appropriate Classroom Expectations

Social/Emotional 

  • Empathy
  • Accepting Responsibility
  • Giving and Receiving Respect
  • Coping with emotions
  • Anxiety
  • ​Conflict Resolution
  • Acceptance of Decisions & Consequences
  • Self-Advocating
  • Decision Making

The Future/Career/College 

  • Goal Setting-Short and Long Term
  • Career Exploration 
  • FAFSA
  • GPA Calculation 
  • How education can impact future goals