The Virginia Department of Education is committed to providing all students the best possible education, in collaboration with the Training and Technical Assistance Center at Old Dominion University, we have developed a series of modules that relate to 25 strategies of proven effectiveness.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) of Virginia is a Commonwealth of Virginia initiative to support positive academic and behavioral outcomes for all students. This web site is a collection of resources, tools, training opportunities and similar guides for educators and school administrators.
We work closely with public school teachers and administrators throughout Virginia to help them learn about and implement discipline approaches that reduce disruptive behavior in the classroom.
The program is based on extensive research and utilizes a preventative and proactive approach to discipline that reduces the amount of time spent dealing with office referrals, thereby increasing time spent teaching and learning. PBIS ultimately impacts the very culture of the school to shift attention to positive behavior and successful learning systems for children, teachers and administrators.
- For more information, visit Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports of Virginia Website.
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Specialized Instruction to Promote Learning and Study Skills
Learning and study skills deficits are common traits among students with emotional disabilities. These skills are necessary for academic success. These struggling students often have inadequate thinking and memory skills that lead to difficulties with 1) listening to lectures; 2) taking tests; 3) doing research; 4) retaining what was taught; and 5) taking notes. For more information about using Specialized Instruction, please click on one of the following links: