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ERIC Number: EJ866705
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1066-2847
The Building Blocks of Positive Behavior
Teaching Tolerance, n34 p18-21 Fall 2008
This article features Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), a systems-based method that offers a schoolwide approach to improving student behavior. PBIS was developed at the University of Oregon and has been shown to work at all grade levels and be effective in districts with greater concentrations of poverty and higher percentages of "at-risk" students. It is now implemented by more than 7,000 schools nationwide. At a time when both students and teachers are leaving schools because of discipline, a number of districts have been looking to try something different. PBIS--which requires a major shift in a school's approach to discipline--may be the answer. A list of alternative ways that schools can cut down on suspensions so that students do not miss class time is presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A