When was the last time you did a “health check” on your learning environment? Are you progress monitoring PBIS implementation in your school? Just as we monitor the progress of individual students, it is equally important that we progress monitor the implementation of evidence based practices, and even teams, within our schools. Read more toRead More Pulse Check: Bringing Life to the Practices at the Heart of Your Learning Environment
Clear classroom rules are explicit statements that define behavior expectations. Clear rules provide structure and organization that allow students to be more actively engaged in instructional tasks. They also help to establish a classroom climate conducive to student academic success. Learn more about rules and expectations using the video modules below. Clear Rules and Expectations:Read More Clear Rules and Expectations for Classroom Management
Functional behavioral assessment (FBA) is an effective approach to collecting data, identifying the function of student behavior, and using that knowledge to design proactive and preventative student behavior support plans. Function-based thinking (FBT) is a foundational component of FBA and is defined as a “quick and systematic way of thinking that informs the selection ofRead More Choosing Responses to Support a Change in Student Behavior: What Are You Thinking?
Functional behavior assessment (FBA) is a process for assessing the relationship between student behavior and environmental conditions that both predict and maintain student behavior. Researchers have demonstrated that behavior support plans based on function-based interventions result in more positive outcomes than behavior support plans based on non-function based interventions Research Functional behavior assessment (FBA)Read More Stick to the FACTS … One Component of a Brief Functional Behavior
“How can we set up an environment that makes it more likely that students will succeed?” ?” “How can we choose the correct research-based strategies to use in the classroom?” With so many resources and so little time available, it may be helpful to have a reference to consider data-based decision making and planning. Read More Preparing for the New School Year: Pulling it Together with Instructional Planning
The Team-Initiated Problem Solving (TIPS) model for decision making was developed through research with school-wide behavior support teams, but the practices around data-based decision making and problem-solving teams can be used with other school-based teams as well. Research Collaboration and data-based decision making are two of the best tools that can be used byRead More Practices For Creating Meaningful Team Meetings
Power struggles often result from minor incidents that escalate into highly aversive situations for both the students and the teachers (Kerr & Valenti, 2009). Power struggles produce a strain on teacher-student relationships. Research Power struggles often result from minor incidents that escalate into highly aversive situations for both the students and the teachers (KerrRead More Power Struggles: Re-channeling Student Behavior in Productive Ways by Noticing Feelings and Changing Responses