PBIS Highlights from Garfield High School, Los Angeles

PBIS Highlights from Garfield High School, Los Angeles

Posted on 11 Mar 2013 in Classroom Behavior, Intervention, PBIS, School Behavior, Student Behavior | 0 comments

PBIS Works! 99% of the 2,500+ Garfield High School students are Hispanic. And after implementing PBIS for two years, suspensions decreased from over 500 down to 1. Amazing! The Fix School Discipline blog highlights an interview with the schools’ administrators. Here are a few very interesting quotes. Principal Jose Huerta: Suspensions and expulsions don’t deter bad […]

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4-Part Assessment System Essential for School Success

Posted on 15 Feb 2013 in BIG Tip, Classroom Behavior, Intervention, PBIS, School Behavior | 0 comments

Schools today are required to implement dozens and dozens of new program and initiative every year. Are these initiatives required or even good for students and staff? Probably. I’m sure most of them are good, though some may only be someone’s pet project or the flavor of the day. Do these initiatives ever work? That […]

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4 Kick Butt Behavior Management Tips

Posted on 28 Jan 2013 in Classroom Behavior | 0 comments

Research-based classroom behavior management tips: 4 Lessons learned from Taekwondo and a TEFL teacher.

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Cool Anti-Bullying Video

Posted on 12 Apr 2012 in Classroom Behavior, Intervention, PBIS, School Behavior, Student Behavior | 0 comments

Bullying is a hot topic in education right now. And for good reason: 28% of adolescents report being bullies over the last 6 months. (Center for Ed Stats, 2006) There are 4 main ways that bullying can be inflicted on victims: Physical, verbal, indirect, and sexual. All definitions of bullying include these four factors: Imbalance […]

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3 Dashboards for Behavior and Academic Data

Posted on 27 Mar 2012 in Classroom Behavior, Educational Technology, School Behavior, Student Behavior | 0 comments

As accountability for school improvement and individual teacher performance escalates, we have to spend more time analyzing and utilizing data then we do collecting it. Period. The Problem The problem is that data, academic or behavioral, still takes too much time to enter and then it usually takes an Excel wizard to make it make […]

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