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A positive climate and a consistent staff are essential to establishing an MTSS (multi-tiered system of support) for discipline and behavior. In this two-day session, evaluate the strengths and gaps of your current system and develop a continuous improvement plan for moving forward. Learn how to structure for success, directly teach behavior expectations, and motivate staff to be positive and consistent. You will leave with an action plan.
When MTSS is implemented properly, a culture of data-driven decision-making is created that results in a unified school staff that is increasingly able to meet the social/behavioral needs of ALL students. This session provides a wealth of practical examples of how successful schools are implementing behavior support procedures that reduce misbehavior while increasing student motivation and responsibility. The procedures described will be at the schoolwide, classroom, and individual student levels, and will include procedures for teaching responsible behavior in all school settings. Strategies for increasing the consistency of positive intervention by all staff will be provided.
Schoolwide Universal Prevention: Schoolwide behavior support needs to be more than words on paper or a poster on the wall. Learn how to involve staff, students, and parents in designing a data-driven, continuous improvement process for behavior support that is proactive and preventive. This session will also provide a template that identifies components of an effective schoolwide policy. Participants will evaluate their current policies and practices, and establish a plan to revise those policies and practices to meet the realities of today's schools and the complex needs of ALL students.
Classroom Universal Prevention: Learn what can be done to organize classrooms and other school settings to reduce discipline problems and prompt responsible behavior from students. Specific strategies covered will include effective use of classroom rules, strategies for teaching students to behave responsibly, effective and ineffective room arrangements, and instructional practices for keeping students engaged. In addition, learn what to look for when you do “walk-throughs” of classrooms. You will learn the three essential student behaviors that indicate whether a teacher is implementing an effective classroom management plan or needs to make some adjustments to his/her plan.
Tier 2 and Tier 3 Behavior Support: At the individual student level, a multi-tiered approach will be presented to ensure that the easiest and least staff-intrusive interventions are tried first, progressing to more complex and staff-intensive interventions only if needed. The first layer of this continuum is early-stage interventions designed and implemented by general education teachers. Next, a menu of Tier 2 interventions will be provided—again, with the goal of trying the easiest and least intrusive intervention implemented with fidelity. Lastly, Tier 3 problem-solving processes will be described, and a simple function-based planning tool will be provided. Participants will evaluate the current array of Tier 2/3 supports in their school, identify gaps in that array, and develop an action plan for closing any gaps that do exist.
Participants will leave with specific strategies they can implement immediately, an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of their current school climate, and a plan for increasing staff awareness of the need to work together to intentionally improve climate on an ongoing basis.