Appreciation for Contributions from… George Sugai, Ph.D. & Brandi Simonsen, Ph.D. – University of Connecticut – OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports Tim Lewis, Ph.D. – University of Missouri – OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports Susan Barrett – OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports Michael J. Kennedy, Ph.D. – University of Virginia
We cant make students learn, but… We can create environments to increase the likelihood that students will learn and behave.
SW-PBIS is not... a specific practice, package or curriculum limited to any particular group of students
Myth or Fact?
By the third quarter, it is typically okay to stop teaching social expectations. Data Decision Rules Stages of learning – Acquisition – Fluency – Maintenance and Generalization Students are ALWAYS learning
Myth or Fact? Once we hit 80% or better on the SET, adding Tier II/III systems will be a piece of cake! Are universals matched to intensity of needs? Are teachers anchoring classroom practices to school-wide expectations? Phases of Implementation – Exploration & Trial – Adoption
Data-Based Decision Making Numbers to Keep in Mind 7-15%: Percent of total population expected to need and be supported by Tier 2 interventions 1-5%: Percent of total population expected to need and be supported by Tier 3 interventions 70%: Percent of students (receiving interventionX) who should be responding to intervention 10
Lets start with positive consequences or responses… What about CONSEQUENCES?
Rewards are fine for elementary school but are ineffective and inappropriate in high school. rewards will damage intrinsic motivation Now we have to set up a school store. SW-PBIS simply will not work if you dont use powerfulrewards.
Myth or Fact? PBIS practice?
Questions to help guide the conversation… 1.Are the same students always on red or losing points? 2.Do potential side effects (e.g., embarrassment, humiliation, isolation) negate the perceived positive effects?
Instructional Responses to Inappropriate Behavior Proximity Control Signal, non-verbal cue Ignore, attend to other students, praise Re-direct Re-teach Provide choice Student conference, role-play or practice
Myth or Fact? If you want success, you need to implement SW-PBIS exactly like the Gold Award winning schools. Essential features are similar; however, You create your unique path based on your DATA, your RESOURCES, and OUTCOMES that are important to you