Before we get to reinforcement, we need to set the stage for success. Some of our students may be coming to us with a lot of baggage and some pretty low self-esteem. Before we can start the process of behavior change, we need to send the message to each student that we believe in them. We need to change that negative narrative and shift that mindset. Send the message to each child that you have high expectations and you believe they can meet those expectations. You can accomplish this through the way you talk with your students and about your students.