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Chapter 4: Step 2: Developing Schoolwide Behavior Expectations
One of the most undisputed beliefs regarding teaching and learning in schools is the strong relationship between staff expectations and student achievement and social behavior (Engelmann, 2014; Kendziora, Weissberg, Ji, & Dusenbury, 2011; Scott, 2017; Sprick, 2009). Simply put, if staff expect students to achieve and behave appropriately, they will. Conversely, if staff expect students to underachieve and behave inappropriately, they will.
Effective development and implementation of this chapter is central to the success of the proactive schoolwide discipline plan. If these desirable expectations are solidly in place, there is less chance of problem behavior taking control of the school.