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.

School Readiness and the Steps for PBSS Implementation

School readiness and the steps for PBSS implementation

In any endeavor, to be successful, you must begin with the end in mind.

Stephen Covey

PBSS Implementation Case Study: McDonald Elementary School, Seffner, Florida

McDonald Elementary School is in the Hillsborough County School District of Tampa, Florida, which is the tenth largest school district in the country. In 1998, we gave the School Leadership Team (SLT) and the entire school staff at McDonald an overview of the three-year Positive Behavioral Support System (PBSS) blueprint as part of our entry process. As we continued to work with the SLT and staff, we proceeded through a multifaceted organizational and motivational analysis of the readiness of the school for PBSS implementation. One aspect of the ...

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