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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.

Prevention Science and Practice
Prevention science and practice

School personnel face daily and continuous challenges in their efforts to establish and maintain safe and orderly classroom environments where teachers can teach and students can learn. Prevention practices are preferred to other behavior management approaches because of their potential to reduce the development of new, and the severity of current, school-related problems. A well-crafted approach to prevention improves the efficiency and effectiveness of school, classroom, and individual instructional and support systems. Programs grounded in prevention science also have broad usefulness for counselors and other professionals.

What We Know About Prevention Practice

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