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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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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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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, PhD's curator insight, April 22, 2014 11:03 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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Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire

Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it

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The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is a brief behavioural screening questionnaire about 3-16 year olds. It exists in several versions to meet the needs of researchers, clinicians and educationalists. Each version includes between one and three of the following components:

A) 25 items on psychological attributes.

All versions of the SDQ ask about 25 attributes, some positive and others negative.  These 25 items are divided between 5 scales: 
 
 

1) emotional symptoms (5 items)}1) to 4) added together to 
generate a total 
difficulties score 
(based on 20 items)2) conduct problems (5 items) 3) hyperactivity/inattention (5 items) 4) peer relationship problems (5 items)     5) prosocial behaviour (5 items)
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Prevention Trumps Reaction in the Classroom

Prevention Trumps Reaction in the Classroom | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
 Prevention. We hear it often.  There is a  Prevention magazine. In medicine, preventative care keeps people from getting certain diseases, or at least knowing about them often sooner than they oth...
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Great point, Janice!

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How to Reach, Teach and Motivate our Students: Consequences Do Not Work (part 1)

Learn how positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) can help schools improve school climate, foster responsibility and respectfulness among stude.... Safe & Civil Schools Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports - Introduction Part 1Introduction: STOIC: Structure for success; Teach what you want to see; Observe always; Interact respectfully ; Correct gently This is the basis of a professional learning I facilitate called CHAMPS: Organization, Management and Discipline in the Elementary Classroom.


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CHAMPS works!  

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Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) | WI's Vision for Response to Intervention

Content and Learning

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PBIS website for Wisconsin Public Schools

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CHAMPS Self-Assessment Checklist and Interest Inventory

CHAMPS Self-Assessment Checklist and Interest Inventory | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
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This checklist can be used by classroom teachers to assess their current level of CHAMPS classroom implementation and help identify specific areas of concern.  It may also be used as a conversational checklist between a coach and educator to elucidate areas of interest in coaching.  

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PBIS Assessments for Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

PBIS Assessments for Multi-Tiered Systems of Support | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
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Includes eight different surveys for school teams and entire buildings implementing a multi-tiered system  for social/emotional and behavior support

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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, 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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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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A One Rule Classroom

A One Rule Classroom | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
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I'm pondering this one!  I love this idea..........it all goes back to one thing, much like those who ask "WWJD".  

 

I prefer something more intrinsic (What SHOULD I do?  or What is the RIGHT thing to do?)

 

Simple idea, though.  

 

The first five days should be spent establishing routines and teaching and discussing the subtelties of life in the newly formed group. 

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words When It Comes to School Climate

Actions Speak Louder Than Words When It Comes to School Climate | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
Sometimes school leaders talk a great deal about school climate but their actions are contradictory to the message they put out.
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When it works, it works.  Some things are kind of magical...........but then again, there are steps we all can take to make it "good".  Putting inspiring leaders in administrative positions is the first step.

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OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
TA Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

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Joe Marlin 's curator insight, June 25, 2013 6:08 PM

"The TA Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports has been established by the Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education to give schools capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices." 

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What Influences School Culture - Practical Leadership

What Influences School Culture - Practical Leadership | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
When I was a fairly new principal, a high school teacher in my building helped students cheat on their state tests. This was before students had to pass these tests to be able to graduate (a student could still graduate if she passed the course).

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"What the school administrator allows, ignores, or commends affects the school environment not only for the students, but for the faculty and staff as well.  High standards can’t be imposed on a school from outside.  Local leadership makes the difference whether it’s littering, cheating, attendance, or achievemen"


My favorite quote:  "When the principal sneezes, everyone catches a cold:.  



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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 19, 2013 6:29 PM

We need cultures in our schools where people feel comfortable doing what is right.

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5 Guiding Principles for Effective School-Wide Discipline

5 Guiding Principles for Effective School-Wide Discipline | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
Something I have come to know is that effective schools take a thoughtful approach to student discipline. Admittedly, there are some who believe student behaviour will take care of itself; that we'...

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JennaMRyan's curator insight, December 15, 2013 8:33 AM

Tom Schimmer shares five guiding principles for Effective School-Wide Discipline in his article posted February 7, 2013.  He starts out by stating that effective schools take a thoughtful approach to student discipline.  He says increasing overall level of student engagement will reduce negative behaviors.  The principles are as follows:

1. Every school-wide discipline plan is designed to be an instrument of support and inclusion, not removal and isolation.

2. Be clear about expected behaviors and what success can/should look like.

3. Be reasonable, consistent, and air when responding to inappropriate behaviors.

4. Pre-correct for anticipated behavioral errors.

5. Respect the uniqueness of each student, each incident, and each set of circumstances.

 

I really wanted to include this article because discipline in the schools is not limited to just the classroom.  The culture of the schools sets the tone for the way students and teachers act.  I appreciate how the said schools have to be thoughtful about how they approach discipline.  As soon as discipline becomes an after thought, students will get reckless.  Principles four and five stood out the most to me.  I think good schools anticipate when bad behavior might occur, not because they think their student are bad but simply through years of experience dealing with such things.  Pre-correcting or letting the student know that this is not the expectations and spelling out the consequences is a great way to minimize bad behavior in one fell swoop.  The fifth concept of uniqueness is really important to me.  Each child is different and there is never a one size fits all discipline policy and procedure.  Circumstances and motivation are always different and each incident should be considered individually.  It's important to have the school wide discipline policies act as support and aid to the teachers’ policies in the classroom, I feel they should never be in conflict.  This was my only curated sources that dealt with school-wide discipline, but I think some of the other principles outlined in the other items curated would work on a school wide level, too.