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 Safety and Crisis Prevention, Intervention, and Response

School safety and crisis prevention, intervention, and response

It's never too late to be what you might have been.

George Elliot

PBSS Implementation Case Study: Cleveland Elementary School, Tampa, Florida

Project ACHIEVE's partnership with Cleveland Elementary School in Tampa, Florida, began during the 1993 to 1994 school year. Demographically, during five years of on-site implementation, Cleveland Elementary's enrollment averaged 500 students per year with an approximate racial makeup of 20% Caucasian, 62% African American, 17% Hispanic, and less than 1% other minority students. Cleveland Elementary also had an average mobility rate of new and withdrawn students of 66% and a poverty level that encompassed 97% of its student body.

At the time of implementation, Cleveland Elementary drew its students from a ...

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