5 Tips for Effectively Teaching and Re-teaching Behavior
The PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) features 1.3 – 1.6 focus on teaching behavioral expectations and emphasizing consistency in defining and responding to behavior. Providing resources that assist and empower staff and students to teach expected academic and social behaviors ensures we are creating a positive climate for learning. Turn the Tables: Ask Students to… Read More 5 Tips for Effectively Teaching and Re-teaching Behavior
5 Tips to Build and Sustain Well Functioning Teams
Throughout this month’s Friday 5 we will be unpacking the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI). The TFI is a tool that is used at least annually to check for fidelity of PBIS implementation. The TFI features can also have a broader applicability and can be useful for teachers, administrators, and school teams even if they are… Read More 5 Tips to Build and Sustain Well Functioning Teams
Student Agency: The Key to Authentic Engagement
Student agency can be described as “the idea that students have the capacity to take action, craft and carry out plans, and make informed decisions based on a growing base of knowledge (Safir & Dugan, 2021).” Roger Hart’s Ladder of Participation is one conceptual framework which describes the degrees to which students may or may… Read More Student Agency: The Key to Authentic Engagement
Cultivating an Integrated System of Support for Behavior: A 5-Article Series
It’s all about behavior! Student success is the result of many individuals’ behaviors that converge to result in a total school experience. We’ve spent the last month creating a five-article series that focuses on supporting student behavior, which begins with teachers co-creating positive classroom communities for learning where all students experience a sense of belonging… Read More Cultivating an Integrated System of Support for Behavior: A 5-Article Series
5 Strategies to Build Family Engagement
Family involvement in students’ education has been consistently demonstrated to have a positive impact on student attendance, grades, behavior and social skills. In increasingly diverse communities, building school and classroom environments that are welcoming to all, is of critical importance. Following are some key tips, with resources provided, for creating schools and classrooms where ALL… Read More 5 Strategies to Build Family Engagement
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.
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.