The POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE Tool will track the positive, negative, and neutral statements or actions by an individual or a group.
The observation can focus on either an individual or a group. When observing a group, the use of the interval times is helpful, and a minimum of five sweeps of the group is recommended. This is also a useful tool to use with a student as data-gatherer during a class discussion. The class can then analyze and reflect on the positive and negative (put downs) in their discussion
Itís sometimes useful to compare this tool (verbal) with the non-verbal positive and negative tool data. Also look to the student negative data for signs of bullying.