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“A wonderful tool for administrators and teachers that offers child-centered resources and ideas to help our learners succeed, thereby making our classrooms more effective. I especially love the sample behavior reports, progress monitoring charts, and the self-monitoring chart. Helping students see that they are responsible for their actions and making them partners in their education are effective practices.”

—Megan M. Allen, Fourth-Grade Teacher, Cleveland Elementary School, Tampa, FL

Prevention is the key to a successful school behavior plan!

In today's increasingly diverse PreK–12 classrooms, problem behaviors can often interrupt instructional time and disrupt learning. Designed for 21st-century school leaders, administrators, behavior specialists, and classroom teachers, this research-based guide offers specific strategies and plans for preventing problem behavior at both the classroom and school level.

Based on the premise that early response to problems can lead to better outcomes for students, the book's content is framed around four essential areas: foundations, intervention, collaboration, and evaluation. Within these areas, this accessible guide features: The latest information on the science and practice of prevention; Reasons why conflict resolution, peer mediation, and bully-proofing are essential to prevention; Effective practices for teaching social skills to young children; Proven techniques for implementing schoolwide positive behavior support; Tools for using individual behavior plans to prevent problems; Ideas for home-school and community partnerships and culturally responsible teaching; Critical strategies for monitoring student progress and evaluating prevention practices; New, updated chapters, including information on preschool behavior support and RTI

This valuable resource provides all the tools and strategies school leaders and teachers need to keep children focused on learning.

Introduction: Changing the Lives of Students with Problems
Introduction: Changing the lives of students with problems

Current prevention science offers opportunities to address problems effectively with interventions at different levels of intensity and support. If a student is not making adequate progress, decision-making teams should consider whether the interventions were implemented with fidelity. If not, additional support should be provided or intervention plans revised to match better the context of the classroom and the teacher's ability to respond effectively. While these efforts offer great promise, “it is untrue and misleading to claim that we currently have a necessary and sufficient knowledge base to guide the[ir] implementation … across all grades, for all academic [and behavior] skills, in all content areas, for all children and youth” (Fuchs ...

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