Snapshot: Teachers consistently cite student behavior as the major challenge to their effectiveness in the classroom. In many schools, teachers struggle with student behavior classroom by classroom, often learning the hard way what decades of research have shown–that simply focusing on students with obvious problem behaviors doesn’t work.
School-wide Positive Behavior Support (PBS) promotes K-12 student success through effective communication of core expectations and desirable behaviors for all students. Educators actively look for changes they can make in the physical environment to prevent and address problems. The focus is on academic performance as well as on behavior because evidence suggests that, to be effective, PBS must do both.
In this webinar, Dr. Terrance M. Scott and Dr. Peter Alter of the University of Louisville, who have conducted hundreds of presentations and trainings throughout the United States and Canada, present their plan for schoolwide implementation in an elementary or secondary school.
- The vital role of consistency–getting all faculty and staff to agree on basic behavioral expectations
- How to monitor and evaluate “non-responder” students and identify those students in need of the most intensive interventions
- How to predict undesirable behaviors and prevent them through rules, routines, and physical arrangements
- How to create routines and arrangements to increase the probability of student success through curriculum, timing, modeling, and proximity>
- How to use curriculum-based assessment to evaluate and alter instructional plans
Providing case studies of real-school implementations, Dr. Scott and Dr. Alter will focus on both academic and social behaviors as they walk you through their 6 steps to implementation:
- Team and consensus building
- School-wide planning
- Developing instructional plans
- Monitoring behavior
- Data-based decision-making
Dr. Scott and Dr. Alter will present each step in detail, telling you how PBS programs have been implemented at the middle school and high school level as well as the elementary school level.