In our last newsletter we addressed monitoring PBIS implementation in your school. We provided two pulse checks to assess the fidelity of implementation of schoolwide PBIS: Administrator Pulse Check and Teaming Pulse Check. Read on to find specific tools to assess and progress monitor the fidelity of your use of classroom practices that should be evident in schools implementing PBIS.
High Leverage Practices in Special Education #7 asserts the value of establishing a consistent, organized and respectful learning environment. Research abounds that specific teacher behaviors and classroom practices should be implemented in schools effectively implementing schoolwide PBIS. Just as we monitor the progress of individual students, it is equally important that we progress monitor the implementation of evidence-based practices within our classrooms. Download and complete the Classroom Management Self-Assessment, and then check out the tools below to assess your present understanding and implementation of these practices. Progress monitor frequently to ensure you are providing the best learning environment for student success.
Arrange an Orderly Physical Environment
Define, Teach and Acknowledge Expectations
Define and Teach Classroom Routines
Employ Active Supervision
Provide Contingent and Specific Praise for Appropriate Behavior
Use a Continuum of Response Strategies for Inappropriate Behaviors
Using Class-wide Group Contingency: Positive Behavior Game
Provide Multiple Opportunities to Respond
In order to ensure that PBIS is implemented with fidelity at both the school and classroom level, it is critical to progress monitor throughout the school year at the schoolwide and classroom levels of implementation, as well as at the student level as it relates to academic, as well as behavior competencies.
The IRIS Center Classroom Management (Part 1): Learning the Components of a Comprehensive Behavior Management Plan: An online module including videos and activities to assist teachers in developing comprehensive classroom management plan with all core components.
The IRIS Center Effective Room Arrangement
The IRIS Center Establishing Classroom Norms and Expectations
PBIS of VA: Clear Rules and Expectations: Elementary Module
PBIS of VA: Clear Rules and Expectations: Secondary Module
12 Ways to Increase Students’ Writing Using Opportunities to Respond
Horner, R. H. (n.d.). Is school-wide positive behavior support an evidence-based practice? Retrieved from: https://www.pbis.org/resource/is-school-wide-positive-behavior-support-an-evidence-based-practice
Reinke, W. M., Herman, K.C., Stormont, M. S. Classroom-Level Positive Behavior Supports in Schools Implementing SW-PBIS: Identifying Areas for Enhancement. Retrieved from: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1098300712459079