By Dacia McCoy
The Teaching Behavior Analysis (TBA) SIG is a collaborative group with the goal of improving teaching and learning throughout the field of behavior analysis and beyond. All are welcome to join and there are no dues to participate. We recognize that teaching takes many different forms including staff training, academia, teacher consultation, parent education, and skills training for clients.
The TBA SIG has a variety of ways to get involved and connected with other members. One simple opportunity is to join the engaging listserv where members often post resources, references, open-source tools, and faculty or internship positions. This past year has raised many timely discussions regarding resources for virtual instruction, social justice and diversity, content revisions for the BACB 5th Edition Task List and new Ethics Code for Behavior Analysts. To become a member of the listserv, send an email to Dacia McCoy at firstname.lastname@example.org and copy our list manager, Pat Williams, at email@example.com. The large membership ensures a range of topics covered and generally a quick response from diverse viewpoints.
Furthermore, we have an active and growing Facebook page (@Teaching Behavior Analysis) with more than 7,800 members. This is another venue where resources, collaboration, and professional development opportunities are shared. With both platforms advertisements for commercial products and books are not permitted to allow for open dialogue and the group’s focus to remain.
At the annual convention, we hosted a TBA SIG business meeting as a way for members to meet in person, learn more about the group, and provide direction for the upcoming year. Make sure to look for the session at the next convention. There are also several ways to get involved in a leadership role within the group. If you are interested in learning more about running for a committee position or contributing to group initiatives, you can email Dacia McCoy at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are excited to continue to offer these great resources to members and look forward to seeing your involvement in the TBA SIG.