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.

The School Discipline/PBSS and Other Committees: Effective Team and Group Functioning

The school discipline/PBSS and other committees: Effective team and group functioning

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

John Scully

PBSS Implementation Case Study: Shelby County Educational Service Center, Sidney, Ohio

Shelby County, Ohio, is located in a largely agricultural section of western Ohio with a population of approximately 48,000 individuals. Its Project ACHIEVE Positive Behavioral Support System (PBSS) activities began in October 2006 at a three-day PBSS retreat sponsored by the Shelby County Educational Service Center (SCESC). From that retreat, the Sidney City, Fairlawn, and Hardin-Houston school districts and the county's alternative school, the Cooperative Learning Center, made a multi-year PBSS commitment.

The beginning of this commitment involved establishing, in each participating school, ...

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