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PBIS resources for those implementing a multi tiered system of support in classroom and whole school
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Developing a coherent school-wide plan around behavior

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It is vital that all school staff (and students) be clear about the plan around student behavior.  

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Culture & Climate

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A bevy of resources around student culture

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Using Data to Facilitate Change

Using Data to Facilitate Change | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
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Data isn’t about what we think is happening in our schools; it’s about information that is systematically collected and presented in a form that can help educators clearly and accurately see what’s happening in their schools and districts. And, according to noted systems expert Peter Senge, an accurate assessment of current reality is a prerequisite to any change effort: “In moving toward a destination, it is vital to know where you are now.”1

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, April 23, 9:50 AM

This article is about building level change for all students.  The greater website addresses system wide methods of using data to create appropriate programming for students with IEP's. It is worth looking at when addressing a systems perspective.  

 

I would be interested in ways that the data collection and analysis could be used in individual IEP's.  What are your thoughts?

 

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MTSS and Continuous School Improvement: A Comprehensive Approach

MTSS and Continuous School Improvement: A Comprehensive Approach | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
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MTSS  is best practice around meeting the needs of all students in the classroom/building.  It is not a separate "program" and should be embedded in the continuous school improvement plan.  Many strategies (UDL, Differentiated Instruction) are best practice tools used in this framework.  

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Resources Around Classroom Culture (IRIS)

Resources Around Classroom Culture (IRIS) | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
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Peabody College has collected a vairety of information briefs, modules, videos and other resources ....woth checking out!

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Video Playlist: 9 Strategies for Effective Classroom Management

Video Playlist: 9 Strategies for Effective Classroom Management | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
This week, our playlist highlights a mix of techniques for fostering classroom management and productive classroom culture.
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A bevy of resources on effective classroom organiation!

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Data Discussion

Data Discussion | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
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How do you use data as a classroom teacher? 

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Education Week Teacher: Inside Classroom Management: Ideas and Solutions

Education Week Teacher: Inside Classroom Management: Ideas and Solutions | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
Addressing a central challenge for many teachers, this online story package explores best practices and developments in classroom management.
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The Colorful Principal: MTSS or RTI?

The Colorful Principal: MTSS or RTI? | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
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Very nice reflection !

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14 Teacher-Recommended Classroom Management Apps

14 Teacher-Recommended Classroom Management Apps | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
A collection of teacher-recommended behavior and classroom management apps for K-12 students, such as ClassDojo, TooLoud?, Smart Seat, Stop Go!, etc.
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some things to consider

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Recess and Movement Breaks Are Needs... NOT Rewards

Recess and Movement Breaks Are Needs... NOT Rewards | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
Kids need movement. We all need movement.  Recess is a need.  PE is a need.  Energy breaks are necessary. If I am in a longer session and I need to move, I get up and take a break.  I bounce my leg...
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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's curator insight, August 3, 2013 3:03 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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An Integrated Plan for Change

An Integrated Plan for Change | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
I had great fortune to work with a great school principal to discuss how we might support her school with one of its identified needs.   The picture is a visual representation of  the principal's w...
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Creating learning communities with a building allows autonomous decision-making on-site.  Lasting change is possible!

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Schoolwide PBIS Implementation Blueprint

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A guide for schools implementing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

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Stop the pay, stop the play

Stop the pay, stop the play | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
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This is a good article to read.  

 

Having thought deeply about reward systems and people's concerns about  tangible goodies, I now feel that the important thing is that we pay attention to the RIGHT things; we acknowledge the GOOD as often as possible so that our energy and attention TELLS kids that it pays to be a decent human being within the community.  

 

This is more about where we put our energy and the message that sends to others!  If our attention is always on correcting and redirecting, that sends a message and interferes with good relationships.  

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A BluePrint for Continuous Improvement

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A problem solving process that creates a wonderful framework with which  schools can create a comprehensive system of support for all students.  RTI/MTSS in a shiny package!

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Supportive Strategies: Classroom Management

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How to build a micronation | TED Blog

How to build a micronation | TED Blog | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
TED Fellow Jorge Mañes Rubio has created a new micronation in response to the social struggles of a small neighborhood in Amsterdam.
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Very cool article!  Building a "micronation" when you have a group that comes from a variety of different backgrounds involves creating a common goal!  This TED blog shows how one artist managed to do just that.   Projects like this open new possibilities that might expand the future impact of artists on social issues — going beyond the pre-established white cube context.

 

 "These organizations are  heavily structured, with little interaction between each other, and showed little wiggle room for change. Meanwhile, I noticed that the cultural diversity caused a lot of tension and confusion, particularly among young children. We decided that whatever solution we came up with should not only involve the neighbors, but should also somehow bring together the existing organizations in the area for a common purpose. It all sounded great. But how?"

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Bullying Prevention Training Center | StopBullying.gov

Bullying Prevention Training Center | StopBullying.gov | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
The Bullying Prevention Training Module Materials are research-based resources that can help you lead bullying prevention efforts in your local communities.
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Training modules!

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Guiding Principles: A Resource Guide for Improving School Climate and Discipline (USDE)

Guiding Principles:  A Resource Guide for Improving School Climate and Discipline (USDE) | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
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January 2013 from the USDE

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Would You Want Your Child In This Exquisitely-Managed Classroom?

Would You Want Your Child In This Exquisitely-Managed Classroom? | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
The First Day Of School In A 9th Grade Classroom That Runs Like Clockwork: A Video Of Classroom Management We don’t talk much about classroom management here at TeachThought. (Well, sometimes we do.) First and...
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This video is worth gold in terms of potential for GOOD conversation about what we value as educators.  Are there pros?  Are there cons?  Would pros and cons vary, depending on the students?  

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Sharrock's curator insight, April 22, 12:48 PM
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This video is worth gold in terms of potential for GOOD conversation about what we value as educators.  Are there pros?  Are there cons?  Would pros and cons vary, depending on the students?  

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 22, 8:03 PM

No. Teaching and learning are messy. They are not managed.

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Oakland Schools RtI/MTSS Brochure - 2013-14

Oakland Schools RtI/MTSS Brochure - 2013-14 | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
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The goal of an RtI-MTSS framework for literacy is to improve student achievement using a coordinated, data-driven system so that each student receives the research-based instruction and support necessary to read on grade level. Oakland Schools is providing intensive support for school teams with a network, data review days and foundational content around creating long-lasting, sustainable systems to support students. 

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/s4th73hs5vrvo5f/RtI%20Brochure%20-%202013-14.pdf

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Randy Sprick: The 3:1 Ratio

Dr. Randy Sprick explains the 3:1 ratio for positive to negative interactions.
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Attending to the positive

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Building a positive school culture

Building a positive school culture | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
Schools around the country are being cleaned, waxed, and made to look their best in preparation for another year. It’s about this time when principals begin planning for the new year.
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"A school’s culture is everyone’s responsibility, but the principal sets the tone. Principals that allow all team members, from custodial and kitchen staff, to teachers and support staff, to make positive contributions to the school community, while holding those who deter a positive school culture accountable, will foster a high-quality working environment for staff and an excellent learning environment for students."

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Never underestimate the importance of school bonding

Never underestimate the importance of school bonding | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
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I have witnessed many things in education.  A few of my favorites involve one of my favorite high schools and a few of my favorite students.  

 

Spirit Week needs to happen more than once per year.  It does all the things we want it to, and then some.  

 

Be creative.  Be inclusive.  Build this bad boy and make it happen, often!  

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