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Seven Steps for Developing a Proactive Schoolwide Discipline Plan
A Guide for Principals and Leadership Teams

Foreword by George Sugai



© 2007 | 152 pages | Corwin

"Grab the book with one hand and a member of your team with the other. You are about to embark on a great adventure, one that will support you in making a real difference in the ways you grow children."
—Nancy J. Franklin, Coordinator of Behavior Support, Los Angeles Unified School District, CA

"Should be mandatory reading for all who plan to enter the teaching profession. Colvin's proactive approach has transformed our schools into positive places for teaching and learning."
—Carol Comeau, Superintendent, Anchorage School District, AK

"Fills an important gap in the literature, providing a how-to manual for implementing effective and sustainable schoolwide intervention. The worksheets and checklists will prove invaluable for those building schoolwide systems."
—Cynthia M. Anderson, Associate Professor of School Psychology, University of Oregon

Keep your school on track with this powerful research-based behavior management tool!

Maintaining well-disciplined schools is becoming more difficult in today's educational system, and problem behavior or lack of school discipline is reaching crisis proportions. Nationally recognized author and educator Geoff Colvin provides the "what's," "why's," and "how's" for establishing an effective discipline program while promoting an overall positive and welcoming school climate.

Emphasizing the critical roles that collaboration and teamwork play in achieving success, this powerful resource presents a seven-step process to assist administrators and teachers in working together to develop and implement a practical and proactive schoolwide discipline plan. Based on a five-year federally funded project at the University of Oregon and field-tested in over 60 schools nationwide, this guidebook is filled with practical checklists and user-friendly forms that include explicit instructions to help educators:

  • Define the purpose of the plan
  • Establish schoolwide behavior expectations
  • Teach and sustain behavior expectations
  • Correct problem behaviors
  • Collect and utilize data
  • Maintain the plan over time

7 Steps for Developing a Proactive Schoolwide Discipline Plan contains a full range of effective behavior management practices to help educators develop a strong, affirming school environment that successfully serves students and staff.

 
Foreword
 
Acknowledgements
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
Section 1. Critical Perspectives
 
1. Establishing the Need for a Proactive Discipline Plan
 
2. Essential Features of a Proactive Schoolwide Discipline Plan
 
3. Vital Role of the Principal and Administrative Support
 
4. Establishing a Building Leadership Team
 
Section 2. Components of a Proactive Schoolwide Discipline Plan
 
5. Purpose Statement
 
6. Schoolwide Behavior Expectations
 
7. Teaching the Behavior Expectations
 
8. Maintaining the Behavior Expectations
 
9. Correcting Problem Behavior
 
10. Using the Data
 
11. Sustaining the Plan for the Long Haul
 
Concluding Remarks
 
Appendices
 
References
 
Index
 
Credits

"The reader comes away with a clear understanding of student learning occurring as a result of a well-implemented, well-maintained proactive schoolwide discipline plan."

Craig Knotts, Administrator
Celerity Nascent Charter School, Los Angeles, CA

"An excellent contribution to the education field. Clearly written and easy to follow."

Susan Okeson, Principal
Chugiak Elementary School, Anchorage School District, AK

"Fills an important gap in the literature, providing a 'how-to' manual for implementing an effective and sustainable schoolwide intervention plan. The worksheets and checklists will prove invaluable for those building schoolwide systems."

Cynthia M. Anderson, Associate Professor of School Psychology
University of Oregon

"Outlines how to define, teach, acknowledge, and measure the positive social behavior in a school. Major strengths include the careful attention to collecting and using data for decision making, and the thoughtful attention to ensuring that procedures are implemented in a sustainable manner."

Rob Horner, Professor
University of Oregon

"Provides an excellent resource for educators who are rethinking school discipline by moving from ineffective 'get tough' practices toward a more supportive, instruction-based approach. Building on the current knowledge base and his own wealth of experience, Colvin has authored an easy-to-read, step-by-step guide that will be a great resource to school-based teams as they attempt to build environments that better serve all students, including those at risk."

Tim Lewis, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
University of Missouri, Columbia

"Should be mandatory reading for all those planning to enter the teaching profession. Colvin's approach has transformed our schools into positive places for learning."

Carol Comeau, Superintendent
Anchorage School District, AK

"Grab the book with one hand and a member of your team with the other. You are about to embark on a great adventure, one that will support you in making a real difference in the ways you grow children."

Nancy J. Franklin, Coordinator of Behavior Support
Los Angeles Unified School District, CA

"One of the most important texts on the systemic management of student behavior to date that could possibly be placed in the hands of a school administrator. Not only offers the nuts and bolts of a well-designed student management system, but also provides the reader with a pragmatic, evidence-based approach to organizational change."

Joe Olmi, Associate Professor and Center Director
The University of Southern Mississippi

"True to his best practices approach, Colvin has organized and applied systems and organizational change strategies to enable schools to identify, adopt, adapt, establish, and maintain effective behavior management practices for all students and staff members. Using his vast array of school and classroom experiences, this book is Colvin's comprehensive presentation of the whats, whys, and hows of effective schoolwide discipline."

From the Foreword by George Sugai

"Guides the administrator and leadership team to organize the necessary development, definition, and implementation of a behavior plan that enhances school climate."

Principal Magazine, November/December 2007
National Association of Elementary School Principals
Key features
  • Foreword by George Sugai, the leading authority on Positive Behavior Support (PBS)
  • Provides step-by-step guidelines for creating a proactive schoolwide discipline plan in schools and school districts
  • Establishes expectations throughout the school
  • Provides specific procedures for correcting inappropriate behavior
  • Offers practical checklists, plus forms for immediate implementation
  • A field-tested guide developed by a premiere institution and well-recognized researchers on proactive behavior plans

Sample Materials & Chapters

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