Classwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports A Guide to Proactive Classroom Management

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-01-27
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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A vital classroom management resource, this book shows how to implement positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) in K-12 classrooms, regardless of whether PBIS is adopted schoolwide. The primary focus is universal (Tier 1) support for all students. Practical, step-by-step guidelines are provided for structuring the classroom environment, actively engaging students in instruction, teaching positive expectations, and establishing a continuum of strategies to reinforce positive behavior and respond to inappropriate behavior. Numerous real-world examples and learning exercises are included. In a convenient large-size format, the book includes reproducible tools for classwide PBIS planning and implementation, which can be downloaded and printed for repeated use.

See also the authors' related guide for teacher trainers and coaches: Implementing Classwide PBIS: A Guide to Supporting Teachers.

This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by Sandra M. Chafouleas.

Author Biography

Brandi Simonsen, PhD, is Associate Professor of Special Education in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut, where she is also a Research Scientist with the Center for Behavioral Education and Research and coordinates the Graduate Certificate Program in Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support. She is an implementation partner with the Center on PBIS of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs and serves on the executive board of the Association of Positive Behavior Support. Dr. Simonsen teaches, provides service, and conducts research in the areas of schoolwide positive behavior support in alternative settings, classwide PBIS, and more intensive supports for students with challenging behavior. She has published a number of scholarly journal articles and book chapters.

Diane Myers, PhD, is Associate Professor of Special Education in the Department of Teacher Education at Texas Woman’s University. Previously, she was Assistant Professor of Special Education at Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, where she created a Certificate of Advanced Studies Program in PBIS. Dr. Myers conducts professional development on classroom management and provides training and support to schools implementing schoolwide PBIS. Her research interests include teacher training and professional development, classroom management, and supporting students with challenging behavior.

Table of Contents

1. Foundations of Classwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
I. PBIS Foundations and Basic Principles
2. Behavioral Principles at Work in PBIS
3. Tier 1 Schoolwide PBIS
4. Introduction to Classwide PBIS: Focus on Outcomes, Data, and Systems
II. Classwide PBIS Practices
5. Maximize Structure and Actively Engage Students during Instruction
6. Establish and Teach Positively Stated Expectations
7. Implement a Continuum of Strategies to Reinforce Appropriate Behavior
8. Implement a Continuum of Strategies to Respond to Inappropriate Behavior
III. Additional Tiers of Support for Students
9. Overview of Tier 2 in Your School and Classroom
10. Overview of Tier 3 in Your School and Classroom
11. Conclusion: Where Do We Go from Here?

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