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If the Shoe Fits: Nurturing an Ecology

If the Shoe Fits:  Nurturing an Ecology | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
In a recent post, I highlighted an integrated plan for change that was created by one thoughtful staff at a public elementary school.  While the plan was created by the staff, based on their unique...
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We must honor the good that is already happening in schools when we support new initiatives.  

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 3, 2013 6:03 PM

We need to consider our schools and learning as happening within a larger ecosystem. This takes us back to John Dewey.

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PBIS Recharged!

PBIS Recharged! | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
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Has implementation of your three-tiered supports in your school fizzled?  When asked if you are implementing School-Wide PBIS, do the words :  "Kinda, Sorta" enter your mind?  

 

Let us help you analyze what IS and what IS NOT working well in your school.  PBIS Recharged is a one day learning event designed to help individual schools determine their building's strengths and weaknesses so that they can patch the holes and begin implementing three tiers of supports for all students.  Emphasis will be on the base:  School-Wide Positibe Behavior Interventions and Support.  

 

August 14, 2013 at Oakland Schools.  For registration follow this link:  

 

https://events.oakland.k12.mi.us/coe/coe_p2_details.aspx?eventid=98215&cc=COEE&oc=10

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What's in a Rule? | Responsive Classroom

What's in a Rule? | Responsive Classroom | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
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The responsive classroom........great stuff!

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Rethinking PBIS

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What do you think of when you think of PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)?  Chances are you think first of the idea of “caught being good” or rewards.  I was at a SEL (Social Emoti...
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Nice reflection!

 

PBIS is a teaching model.  Teach, teach, teach!  

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"I Used To Think..." with PBIS

"I Used To Think..." with PBIS | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
Our second cohort of  school teams came today for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Intensive Training.   We changed it up a bit by having two superb administrators from a county ...
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Reflections on our first day with cohort two.

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John Popke's comment, March 2, 2014 8:58 PM
Thank you! Great resource.
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PBIS + Optimism Teaching Study: Early Childhood

PBIS + Optimism Teaching Study:  Early Childhood | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it

Optimistic Teaching: Improving the Capacity for Teachers
to Reduce Young Children’s Challenging Behavior     Elizabeth A. Steed • V. Mark Durand     

School Mental Health
DOI 10.1007/s12310-012-9084-y

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"This pilot study compared the differential

impact of two professional development interventions to
improve preschool teachers’ use of positive behavioral
interventions and supports (PBIS) and decrease young
children’s social emotional difficulties.

 

Results of the pilot study suggest that the Optimistic
Teaching intervention was more effective than traditional
PBIS coaching alone in improving specific PBIS skills
related to teaching social skills and involving families.

 

We have been learning and teaching  using Vanderbilt's CSEFEL module:  http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/resources/training_preschool.html

 

 

Addressing teachers’ self-efficacy explicitly as part of coaching efforts to
reduce children’s challenging behavior may prove to be a
key ingredient in reaching teachers who are unlikely to
adopt a new intervention such as PBIS.   

Novice teachers have been found to
rely most heavily on verbal persuasion and input from
others (e.g., a supervisor or coach) to inform their perceptions of their own teaching and whether or not they are
capable of performing a new task. Experienced teachers are
more likely to be informed by their own mastery experiences than contextual variables, given their more lengthy
teaching history (Tschannen-Moran & Hoy, 2007).

 

I'd like to read more about who does and does not adopt new interventions and how to impact that issue.  

 

TY @JenniferChampa3

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Five Challenges (and Solutions!) When Implementing School-Wide Changes > Eye On Education

Five Challenges (and Solutions!) When Implementing School-Wide Changes > Eye On Education | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
Teaching Practices from America's Best Urban Schools: A Guide for School and Classroom Leaders by Joseph F. Johnson, Lynne G. Perez, and Cynthia L. Ul...
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Great tips for schools looking to make systemic change happen.  

 

" These are five common challenges faced by schools attempting to change their practices and sample solutions that certain National Excellence in Urban Education Award-winning schools used to overcome these challenges to implement high-quality, high-yield teaching practices.'

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Dos & Don'ts for Building Positive Student Relationships

Dos & Don'ts for Building Positive Student Relationships | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
Teaching is a unique profession because its success is based heavily on knowledge, craft, and relationships. Here are my dos and don'ts for building positive, productive relationships with students.
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Great tips!

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Grouping Students in Positive, Productive Ways : Venspired}

Grouping Students  in Positive, Productive Ways :   Venspired} | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it

Krissy has great ideas on who to build community AND get the work of thinking and learning done.  Nice tips, Krissy!

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3 Ways You Should Never Praise Students

3 Ways You Should Never Praise Students | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
Heartfelt praise based on true accomplishment is powerful stuff. It feeds your students’ internal motivational engines. It spurs them to greater success.
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Math RTI:

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Blog post regarding implementing RTI for math.  Smart move!  

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Creating A Supportive School System

Creating A Supportive School System | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
This week I spent a few hours learning about one school's journey to create a supportive system for the academic and social/emotional/behavioral development of their students.  The purpose was to u...
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Reflections on a planning session with a fabulous school in our county.  

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Learning Event: Classroom PBIS for Elementary/MS or HS

Learning Event:  Classroom PBIS for Elementary/MS or HS | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
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Oakland Schools in Oakland County, MI is offering support for general and special education teachers who would like to bring PBIS philosophy to their classrooms.  The framework is one used by Randy Sprick's Safe and Civil School (http://www.safeandcivilschools.com/products/scs_overview.php). 

 

This two day event will be tailored to  the group after a needs assessment is given prior to the day.  Each participant will be creating an individualized,  comprehensive written plan for the organization and management of materials and activities in the classroom.  Topics to explore include: organizing materials and space;  teaching expectations around movement, noise, asking for help, and engagement; early stage interactions to build relationships; how to engage reluctant learners;  and personal goals for those most difficult to engage.  

 

Teachers who have attended in the past indicate that the experience taught them that they can improve in key areas to create a more consistent and predictable environment for students to learn.  The textbook given becomes a valuable resource for the future:  We have facilitated the learning of hundreds of educators, including entire buildings and departments.  The last group of district special education teachers were thrilled with the outcomes.  

 

Elementary and Middle School teachers attend June 25 and June 26, 2013; HS teachers attend June 26 and 27, 2013.   Regisration links can be found here:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/syl6tirpovnxk4g/CHAMPs-DSC%20Flyer%20June%202013.docx

 

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MonitoringAdvancedTiersTool.pdf

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The Monitoring Advanced Tiers Tool (MATT) is now available on PBIS Assessment for data entry and report generation. The MATT is a coach-guided self-assessment tool that allows teams to progress monitor the implementation of Tiers 2 and 3 behavior support systems within their school.


This and other assessments can be found at:  https://www.pbisassessment.org/home


You must have a state/district/school coordinator to access the online surveys.  Local coordinators can be found here:  https://www.pbisassessment.org/Contact


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Defining a Coherent Office Discipline Referral Process

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Does your school have a consistent process in place for handling behavior referrals?  Do teachers know what administration expects to have handled in the classroom?  When are referrrals made?  When does administration need to know about an issue?  Consistency in the PROCESS is key.  

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Implementing and Integrating PBS and RTI: NASP

Implementing and Integrating PBS and RTI:  NASP | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
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A guide for those implementing PBIS within an RTI framework

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School Climate, Discipline, and Safety: Gauging Educator Attitudes

School Climate, Discipline, and Safety: Gauging Educator Attitudes | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
To learn more about educators’ views on school climate, discipline, and safety, the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center conducted an online survey of teachers and school administrators.

Via Karen Rockhold
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Impressive post from Education Week re: school climate/discipline.  

 

The gap between administrators and teachers around important issues is surprising.  The overwhelming maority indicate school culture has an important relationship to achievement.  School-wide approaches such as PBIS are favored.  Teachers feel there is greater need for teaching social-emotional skills.  Teachers and administrators in high poverty schools rate all areas lower than those in low poverty schools.  

 

Quite a comprehensive probe into important issues.  Social-emotional skills do not show up on the Common Core and yet all agree they are vital for success.

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Gust MEES's comment, January 13, 2013 7:22 PM
I agree completely that Social-emotional skills are a MUST in 21st Century Education as they are also a MUST in the working market... Check ALSO ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Marilyn+Price-Mitchell%2C+Ph.D.
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The Best Of Smart Classroom Management 2012 — Smart Classroom Management

The Best Of Smart Classroom Management 2012 — Smart Classroom Management | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
Happy New Year! And thanks for being a regular reader of Smart Classroom Management! From the bottom of my heart I want to thank you for your continued support of SCM.
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Ooh.  A bevy of resources to get you thinking about how you interact with students.  Nice collection!  

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AnnC's curator insight, January 1, 2013 8:47 PM

Read and share much this year!

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Ending Bullying in Schools

Ending Bullying in Schools | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
Articles supporting anti-bullying schools
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Using Classroom Designs to Enhance the Learning Process {Guest Post}

Using Classroom Designs to Enhance the Learning Process {Guest Post} | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
By: Saul Wagner
 
Flexible Classroom Layouts

While traditional classroom settings – straight rows of desks facing the blackboard – are not yet passé, today's classrooms are embracing more flexible and open learning environments.
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Capture The Potential Of a 5-Computer Classroom (Updated 6/26/12)

Capture The Potential Of a 5-Computer Classroom (Updated 6/26/12) | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
Classroom Management:  Best Practices Preparing and Setting Expectations Use whole-class presentations to demonstrate the scheduling process you have developed for computer use and what is to ...
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Roadblocks: PBIS

Roadblocks: PBIS | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) is a school-wide  framework that offers buildings the opportunity for culture change.

 

This may not be for you, but then again- maybe it is about the building or district~!

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Rebecca Brink's comment, March 1, 2014 8:31 AM
Interesting approach. Roadblocks are a necessity to look at when implementing. We can learn a lot from the hardships others encountered.