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The PBIS Tier One Handbook

The PBIS Tier One Handbook
A Practical Approach to Implementing the Champion Model

May 2015 | 200 pages | Corwin

Harness the proactive power of PBIS to improve student behavior

More punishment won’t improve student behavior. Now, there’s a better way: The Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Champion Model. Through this breakthrough alternative, schools have reduced disciplinary incidences by 50% or more by implementing proactive, school-wide prevention practices.

This research-based, action-oriented framework written by leading experts in PBIS implementation, will show you how to create a school culture where all students achieve both social and academic success. You’ll find:

  • A convincing case for why teaching appropriate behavior, rather than punishing inappropriate behavior, is more effective for creating an environment conducive to learning
  • A step-by-step framework for implementing a comprehensive systems approach, with specific actions to develop, monitor, and sustain each level of the system
  • Success stories from teachers and administrators who have implemented the PBIS Champion Model
  • Self-assessment exercises to ensure PBIS implementation starts on the right track and stays there

Through this approach, you’ll have the tools to create a school environment that accelerates learning and has a positive impact on the emotional, social, academic, and physical well-being of every child.

"This concisely-crafted book provides schools a systematic and doable framework for a comprehensive approach to building school climate, recognizing positive and appropriate behavior, and reducing detrimental school issues."
Katy Olweiler, MA, MPA, NCC, Counselor
Lakeside School, Seattle, Washington

"Finally, we have a book that will impress readers who need to understand PBIS and become a resource on how to implement it successfully."
Roberto Pamas, Principal
O.W. Holmes Middle School, Alexandria, Virginia

About the Authors
1. The What and Why of PBIS
2. The PBIS Champion Model System and What Led to Its Development
3. Getting Started With category A – Tier 1 PBIS Markers
4. Getting Started With category B – Tier 1 School-Wide Characteristics
5. Getting Started With category C – Tier 1 School-Wide Academic/Behavioral Goals and the Work of the PBIS Team
6. Lessons Learned, Case Studies, and Bringing It All Together
Appendix Resources A
Appendix Resources B
Appendix Resources C
Key features
  • The PBIS Champion Model System is a framework for creating a comprehensive systems approach to implementing RTI Behavior (PBIS) successfully in schools.
  •  It is a research-based, action-oriented framework, providing quality criteria and steps for developing, implementing, monitoring, and sustaining each level of the system.
  • The framework is designed to help organize, improve, and sustain effective behavioral systems in the elementary, secondary, and alternative educaiton settings.
  • The case studies in this book and the testimonials are from teachers and administrators in the field who have implemented the PBIS Champion Model System successfully.
  • This is the first of a 4-book series that will be designed to match the authors' trainings

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

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