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PBIS resources for those implementing a multi tiered system of support in classroom and whole school
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CHAMPS with Special Education Teachers

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We were delighted to be invited to explore Randy Sprick's CHAMPS  (Classroom Positive Behavior Interventions and Support) with the resource room teachers from an entire district. We provide this tw...
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Reflections from time spent with a district's special education teachers around classroom organization, management and discipline.  

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Organize Classroom/Students through Apps

Organize Classroom/Students through Apps | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
This articles gives creative opportunities to classroom management using iPad, iPod, and SmartPhone apps.
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Lots of apps to help you organize and create routines

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The power of technology and improving classroom management.

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How A Good Teacher Becomes Great

How A Good Teacher Becomes Great | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
Good teachers are amazing–and rare. The ignorance of the Those who can’t, teach mantra is frightening–being a good teacher is an incredible challenge to achieve consistently. Good teachers use data to drive instruction, know the...
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Top 10 ways a good teacher becomes great!  

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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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8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom

8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by chrisbb@prodigy.net As I think that leaders should be able to describe what they are looking for in schools I have thought of eight things that I really wa...
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Great discussion of the components of a learner focused classroom.  Engaged kids think and learn.  

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How School Design Heavily Affects Students

How School Design Heavily Affects Students | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
Great teachers, stable families and a school's location have long been said to be key to student success.
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Great read.  

 

"A 2007 Department of Education survey found that 43 percent of schools in the U.S. see the condition of their buildings as "interfering with the ability of the school to deliver instruction." The effects of such conditions were reported to range from lower student achievement to reduced teacher productivity."

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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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4 Ingredients for Successful Mentoring Relationships

4 Ingredients for Successful Mentoring Relationships | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
What a communications professional learned from an exterminator and what you can learn about making the most of a mentoring relationship.Get the latest blog...

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Relationships are key!

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Teaching with Sanity in Check

Teaching with Sanity in Check | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
One of my longest friendships is with a woman who held my hand into kindergarten over 4o years ago.  We wore Brownie's uniforms together in elementary school; we sported the same Ugg boots in middl...
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Routines can help keep us sane!  

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Common Mistakes in Implementing Common Strategies

Common Mistakes in Implementing Common Strategies | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
One of the most common efforts administrators make to improve instruction is to implement certain “best practices” across all of their classrooms or schools.
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Nice post.  Fidelity of implementation is important to monitor.  So often, people don't implement well, only to blame the strategy.  Still, it depends on WHAT you are implementing.  Teachers need autonoomy to do what they feel their students need.  

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Efficiency in Relationships

Efficiency in Relationships | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
You’d never hear someone say “We have a very efficient relationship.” Or if you did, you’d be worried.
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Relationships are the "location,location,location" of teaching and learning.

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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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Expectations, Communication, and Gratitude

Expectations, Communication, and Gratitude | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
Musician Ray Wylie Hubbard says, “The days I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations, those are good days.”  I think it goes without saying that gratitude is an amazing “happiness strategy”.  Expectations, on the other hand, get us in...
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Food for thought

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Believing in Students: The Power to Make a Difference

Believing in Students: The Power to Make a Difference | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
After a morning Discipline With Dignity training, the high school principal and I walked to the cafeteria to eat lunch.

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Wow.  The five incredible ways to reach out are simple but effective.  Please read.  

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Jem Muldoon's curator insight, December 29, 2012 7:08 AM

This is a must-read for any educator, especially those working with the students who need us most.

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NEA - 'Shut Up!' and Other No-Nos

NEA - 'Shut Up!' and Other No-Nos | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
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Love this!  Practical tips to avoid struggles in the classroom!

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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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