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 Interventions for Students with Strategic and Intensive Needs1
Behavioral interventions for students with strategic and intensive needs

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

Robert Collier
PBSS Implementation Case Study: NOVA Academy Alternative School, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana

Project ACHIEVE began its relationship with the New Opportunities and Values for Achievement (NOVA) Academy in April 2002 when three of its support staff attended a four-day national Project ACHIEVE Training of Trainers sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Service's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. NOVA Academy was the middle and high school level alternative school for the St. Bernard Parish School District, a largely poor and rural school system to the east of New Orleans, directly on the Gulf of ...

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