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Collaborate, Create, Learn: Creating A School PD PLan

Collaborate, Create, Learn: Creating A School PD PLan | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it

Let’s be honest for a second… Have you ever found yourself trapped in a seemingly irrelevant professional development session, sitting painfully, watching the clock slowly tick by while.

 

Creating school PL plans.....

 

 

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Parent Engagement: A Paradigm Shift

We know that learning is dependent on an interconnected system of relationships and support. Yet despite extensive research, we are failing to create healthy partnerships between parents, teachers, and students that encourage learning and innovation. To understand how parent engagement must change, a quick history lesson is helpful."


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Building relationships: Teaching Strategies blog

RT @TeachStrategies: Writing Notes With Young Children: A Routine for Building Relationships. http://t.co/WS6CVAf9 #ece #prek #preschool ...
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Michigan's Positive Behavior Support Implementation Guide

Michigan's guide to implementing Positive Behavior Interventions and Support at the school-wide, classroom, targeted and intensive levels. 

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What is RTI: National Association of School Psychologists

What is RTI:  National Association of School Psychologists | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
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What is a Multi-Tiered System of Support? RTI? Florida's manual #edchat

A Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a term used to describe an evidence-based model of schooling that uses data-based problem-solving to integrate academic and behavioral instruction and intervention. The integrated instruction and intervention is delivered to students in varying intensities (multiple tiers) based on student need. "Need-driven" decision-making seeks to ensure that district resources reach the appropriate students (schools) at the appropriate levels to accelerate the performance of ALL students to achieve and/or exceed proficiency.

 

This model, implemented well, provides support for all kids with good, core instruction; small group instruction for kids needing a little more; individualized instruction for those continuing to have academic and/or social/emotional/behavioral difficulties. 

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5 Ways to Build a Strong Parent-Teacher Relationship Positive ...

5 Ways to Build a Strong Parent-Teacher Relationship Positive ... | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
The relationship between a parent and their child's teachers is important for that child's development and fostering a life-long love of learning. It also helps ... goes a long way to building strong attachment.
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Strategies for Increasing Student Engagement: CLEAR expectations are needed!

www.iDream.tv video production services documented this educational video for Minneapolis Public Schools, featuring Language Arts teacher Liz Patrick , middle school teacher.

 

Segments from the classroom. A consistent routine is needed to teach expectations.  Organization and management of the day and the materials is essential. 

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Should I use a class-wide reward system?

Should I use a class-wide reward system? | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it

Reward systems have generated a great deal of controversy.  They may not be needed if:  the teacher is seasoned; the classroom management, discipline and organization plan is “tight”; most of the kids do well most of the time.  If this is NOT the case, a system for acknowledging the RIGHT behaviors may be warranted. 

 

It is advised, however, that teachers using a class-wide system consider FIRST looking at the relationships they have formed with the individuals; second, review   the classroom management, discipline and organization plan.  Fixing the real problem will be needed sooner or later if things are going to get better. 

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PBIS related resources from TPT

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A search for Positive Behavior Support resources on TPT!

 

TeachersPayTeachers.com -- 230,000+ free and priced teaching resources created by teachers for download including lesson plans, unit plans, novel studies, worksheets, printables, PowerPoint Presentations, quizzes, exams, workbooks, projects and more. 

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What does it "cost" to implement school-wide PBIS?

What does it "cost" to implement school-wide PBIS? | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it

Any school, district or state planning for large scale implementation of School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) faces the question of projected costs.  The purpose of this Evaluation Brief is to provide a context for addressing that question.  Our preference would be to provide a simple dollar amount that could be applied across budgets.  Our experience, however, is that many variables affect the cost of SWPBIS implementation. Although beyond the scope of this document, a more extensive discussion about projected costs should consider associated variables

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Systemic Renewal Using Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

Systemic Renewal Using Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it

 Systemic Renewal is "about continuous, critical inquiry into current practices, identifying innovations that might improve education, removing organizational barriers to that improvement, and providing a system structure that supports change"

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Behavior Plans: Another Type of Teaching Plan

Behavior Plans: Another Type of Teaching Plan | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it

The perspective should be that a behavior plan is another teaching plan intended to address and accommodate a student's underdeveloped skills -- very similar to lesson plans for students with reading disabilities. Instead of asking, "What do I do when he yells?," a more accurate question would be, "How do I teach him not to yell?"

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Teachers: Frustrations over student discipline widespread - Macon Telegraph (blog)

Teachers: Frustrations over student discipline widespread - Macon Telegraph (blog) | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it

The findings indicated that school employees repeatedly saw principals pressured to avoid suspending or expelling students for even criminal violations such as assault or knife possession. Staff members also told consultants they were pressured not to report discipline violations.

 

Perfect storm :  school needs to look carefully at their system of support; analyze data about disciplinary actions and put preventative supports in place for staff and kids.  www.pbis.org 

 

And it is possible that economic segregations is also at work.  Bigger problem, yes.  Systemic renewal is the best alternative until poverty is fixed. 

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When does my school need to look at policies and procedures? When 20% of kids have 2 or more referrrals.

When does my school need to look at policies and procedures? When 20% of kids have 2 or more referrrals. | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it

Schools looking to improve the culture/climate of their school use data to help them make decisions. Most often, the data comes from discipline referrals that inform us about the environments we have created. Office discipline referrals are a symptom of underlying issues. These issues are related to the students themselves, of course. However, the school is a highly social context within which learning is to occur. It is important to also evaluate instruction, curriculum and the environment along with the learner while trying to understand issues around “behavior”.

 

When do schools need to focus analysis on school-wide policies and procedures: when more than 20% of their enrollment has more than 2 office discipline referrals.

 

Here is a document from the Michigan Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MiBLSI) to assist buildings with school wide interventions related to behavior. https://www.dropbox.com/s/xqd1obr236qq48i/3.4%20Beh_data_core_SWIS%20042309.doc

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When does my school need to look at classroom PBIS? When more than 50% of referrals are from the class.

When does my school need to look at classroom PBIS?  When more than 50% of referrals are from the class. | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it

Schools looking to improve the culture/climate of their school use data to help them make decisions. Most often, the data comes from discipline referrals that inform us about the environments we have created. Office discipline referrals are a symptom of underlying issues. These issues are related to the students themselves, of course. However, the school is a highly social context within which learning is to occur. It is important to also evaluate instruction, curriculum and the environment along with the learner while trying to understand issues around “behavior”.

 

When do schools need to focus analysis on classroom management, discipline and organization policies and procedures: when more than 50% of their referrals come from the classroom

Here is a document from the Michigan Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MiBLSI) to assist buildings with school wide interventions related to behavior. https://www.dropbox.com/s/xqd1obr236qq48i/3.4%20Beh_data_core_SWIS%20042309.doc .

 

To implement PBIS in your building: http://www.resa.net/downloads/positive_behavior/pbs_implementation_guide_20100708_151206_38.pdf

 

Two resources for classroom management/discipline/organization: 

CHAMPS: A Proactive and Positive Approach to Classroom Management, 2nd Edition [Paperback]

Randy Sprick (Author)

 

Classroom Management That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Every Teacher by Robert J. Marzano (May 18, 2008)

 

 

 

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Keeping school positive | Southern Free Times

Keeping school positive | Southern Free Times | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
Some of the positive reward systems include our very popular 'Gotcha' cards distribution – whereby students exhibiting any of our Stanthorpe Seven Values, whether they be in the classroom or in the playground, are issued with a special ...
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Advice to a new teacher: Organizing and managing the classroom and more

Advice to a new teacher:  Organizing and managing the classroom and more | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
CNN’s Schools of Thought blog covers education from a variety of perspectives that include policies, practices and people.
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Five Practices for Building Positive Relationships With Students

Five Practices for Building Positive Relationships With Students | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
A high school math teacher shares the strategies that have worked for her in developing strong connections with students, which she says leads to higher achievement.

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Giving Specific Praise - Randy Sprick

Giving Specific Praise - Randy Sprick | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it

"rewards" conjures up many negative thoughts, especially by those teaching in early childhood where 'specific praise" is preferred.  Randy Sprick (the nicest man on Earth!) discusses giving specific praise. 

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Teacher to students day one: "What I won't do this year"

Teacher to students day one:  "What I won't do this year" | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it

A teacher writes a letter to students to be used on the first day.  Includes many great ideas for us to ponder related to how we will begin the year in a positive, proactive and engaging way. 

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Teaching your expectations at the start of the year.

Teaching expectations to our kids is a pivotal tool used to create an environement for learning.  It is proactive and instructive; saves many hours for instruction. 

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Influence of School Level Socioeconomic Status and Racial Diversity on Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support Implementation

Influence of School Level Socioeconomic Status and Racial Diversity on Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support Implementation | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it

Results from these preliminary analyses suggest that a majority of schools (>60%) initiating implementation of  SWPBS will successfully attain 80%-80% on the SET within 1 year. Although, a sizeable minority (40%) may require a longer period of time to meet this benchmark, this finding provides further evidence of the feasibility of SWPBS implementation in a very large and diverse array of public school settings.

 

A second noteworthy finding was that the socioeconomic status of the student population WAS NOT significantly associated first year implementation outcomes. In fact, very low SES schools were almost as equally likely to attain 80%-80% status within one year as their very high SES counterparts. Although very low SES schools were somewhat under-represented in this sample, the hypothesis that socioeconomic status significantly advantages (or disadvantages) schools’ implementation efforts was not supported.

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Systemic Renewal: progress monitoring the system

Systemic Renewal is "about continuous, critical inquiry into current practices, identifying innovations that might improve education, removing organizational barriers to that improvement, and providing a system structure that supports change".  Every system should be asking "how are we doing?"

Key Elements of Successful Systemic Renewal

There are several elements necessary to implement reform successfully:

Consensus that change is needed; Capacity to plan and implement reform; Change occurs from within; Change must occur at the district level as well as at the school level; Stable, broad-based leadership; and Sufficient time and resources (Schargel & Smink, 2004).

Systemic renewal can create an academic environment that ensures "

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Top Ten Classroom Management Techniques from America's Crazy Teachers (Jimmy Fallon)

Top Ten Classroom Management Techniques from America's Crazy Teachers (Jimmy Fallon) | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it

Television talk show host Jimmy Fallon has a regular feature called "hashtags," in which he comes up with a Twitter topic, then invites the universe to contribute. Last week's topic was "my crazy teacher." If you follow this link, you'll be able to see the ones he chose to highlight on the air.

 

Naturally, most of them were sent in by students and are meant to poke fun at their crazy teachers. But amidst the thousands of tweets were quite a few inventive classroom management techniques that are worth applauding. Here are ten, in no particular order (spelling corrected and punctuation added):

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