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.

Behavioral Accountability, Student Motivation, and Staff Consistency1

Behavioral accountability, student motivation, and staff consistency

Character is doing the right thing … when no one is watching.

J. C. Watts

PBSS Implementation Case Study: Turtle Mountain Community Schools, Belcourt, North Dakota

In 2003, a multi-year consultation with the Turtle Mountain Community Schools in Belcourt, North Dakota, began with a focus on helping the district to implement a schoolwide Positive Behavioral Support System (PBSS) across its elementary, middle, and high schools, along with an early intervention/response-to-intervention system. During the initial walk-through of the high school, a number of ninth-grade faculty cornered me in the hallway and shared that the ninth graders were “disorganized, unruly, out of control, and unable to manage their own behavior” during the first month or more of ...

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