An integrated, comprehensive approach to positive behavioral supports and interventions

How do you help students who “act out” or “shut down” due to academic frustration or whose social and emotional issues keep them from achieving success in school? Based on Project ACHIEVE, a nationally recognized model of school effectiveness and continuous improvement program, this book shows you how. Educators will find a pragmatic, easy-to-follow blueprint for Positive Behavior Support Systems (PBSS) implementation that integrates academics, instruction, and achievement with discipline, behavior management, and student self-management. Award-winning author Howard M. Knoff provides guidance on: Implementing a schoolwide discipline and safe schools program; Teaching students interpersonal, social problem solving, conflict prevention and resolution, and emotional coping skills; Guiding professional development, staff and student buy-in, and evaluation; Strengthening parent and community outreach and involvement

Included are classroom charts and posters, implementation steps and worksheets, and action plans and checklists. Case studies from more than 20 years of research and practice demonstrate how the book's strategies create positive climates, pro-social interactions, and effective management approaches from classroom to common school areas. The results? The students involved are more cooperative and academically engaged; have fewer disciplinary problems; are more socially successful; and earn higher grades and test scores.

Evaluating and Sustaining PBSS Outcomes1

Evaluating and sustaining PBSS outcomes

The most important thing is to never stop questioning.

Albert Einstein

PBSS Implementation Case Study: The Arkansas Department of Education's State Improvement Grant, Little Rock, Arkansas

On October 1, 2003, the Arkansas Department of Education, Special Education Unit (ADE-SEU) began implementing a five-year $1.6 million per year State Improvement Grant (SIG) awarded to it from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). The overall purpose of the SIG was to enhance student outcomes by improving their literacy, social-behavioral, and self-management skills through the implementation of

  • Research-based literacy instruction strategies and interventions for At-Risk, underachieving, and unsuccessful elementary through high school students (Goal 1)
  • Schoolwide discipline, behavior management, and school safety (Positive Behavioral Support) strategies and interventions, at ...
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