ERIC Number: EJ895291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 36
The Behavior Intervention Support Team (BIST) Program: Underlying Theories
Boulden, Walter T.
Reclaiming Children and Youth, v19 n1 p17-21 2010
The Behavior Intervention Support Team (BIST) is a proactive school-wide behavior management plan for all students, emphasizing schools partnering with students and parents through caring relationships and high expectations. The BIST program is well-grounded in behavioral theory and combines strength-based and resiliency principles within the context of the ecological, person-in-environment model. This strong theoretical basis with evaluations that have demonstrated success in reducing disruptive behaviors in the classroom (Boulden, 2009; Osterhaus & Lowe, 1997) positions BIST as a promising, evidence-based, proactive classroom management and school-wide discipline plan. It is recommended that additional evaluations of the BIST program be conducted across multiple sites to facilitate comparative analyses and further explore the impact of BIST's emphasis on ongoing technical assistance as part of teacher professional development.
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Professional Development, Behavior Theories, Models, Evaluation, Academic Achievement, Classroom Techniques
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