(Oops – written 9/26/11 but never posted due to technical errors) George Sugai (University of Connecticut) presented at #CCBD11 http://www.ccbd.net today and shared some very frank facts, myths, and a history of Positive Behavior Interventions and supports. Facts, by George Dr. Sugai’s work in behavior supports began with students with behavioral disorders and trying to support [...]
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Is Restraint/Secluson a Problem in School? Eight to ten students die each year due to restraints or seclusion in school. This fact was presented by Joe Ryan (Clemson University) and Michael Rozalski (Binghamton University) and backed up by research and evidence at a very informative session at CCBD11 Conference http://www.ccbd.net last week. Their session talked about [...]
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 [...]
Classroom Management 101 Here is an interesting take on classroom management from someone who blogs and Teaches English as a Foreign Language: Use lessons from Taekwondo! Sara Bergerson’s Four Tips: Be clear with expectations and instructions Follow through with what you say you will do Have a plan Monitor yourself for pace These are wonderful ideas that [...]
Social Skills Programs There are hundreds of social skills programs on the market. Most are untested and unproven – in a rigouous and scientific way. Almost all claim to be “Evidence-based”, but that does not mean that they are Research-Based or that they demonstrated to be effective and actually deliver measurable results in a scientific [...]
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 is the [...]
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. – Harry Emerson Fosdick Remember how blogging changed journalism, news, and newspaper? Well, that same disruptive force is starting to take over education. Here are four disruptive technology companies that will change the definition [...]
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 behavior, what [...]
CEC 2013 Conference, San Antonio, Texas Come and join me as I present at the CEC Convention and Expo! According to the international Council for Exceptional Children, this conference is the largest professional development event dedicated to special and gifted education. Here, educators from around the world will discuss the most pressing issues in special and [...]
PBIS is not about Effort – it’s about Outcomes! We are fortunate that eight schools in Arizona received PBIS recognition for achievement and outcomes in 2013. These schools submitted proof that they were implementing either Tier 1 or Tier 1-3 with high fidelity (as measured by nationally approved evaluations) and that their efforts resulted in outcomes verified by data (ODRs, [...]