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Bolt, Teresa D.; Hansen, Blake D.; Caldarella, Paul; Young, K. Richard; Williams, Leslie; Wills, Howard P. – International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 2019
This study investigated the effects of varying opportunities to respond when using a behavior management program with three elementary school students with developmental disabilities in a small group special education setting. These students exhibited both academic and behavioral difficulties. With the implementation of Class-Wide Function-Related…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Developmental Disabilities, Elementary School Students, Special Education
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Downs, Kade R.; Caldarella, Paul; Larsen, Ross A. A.; Charlton, Cade T.; Wills, Howard P.; Kamps, Debra M.; Wehby, Joseph H. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2019
In the United States, many teachers feel underprepared to manage student classroom behavior positively. Such management is crucial for students to learn effectively, especially those with or at risk of emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). Although increasing teacher praise and decreasing teacher reprimands may be research-based practices,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Classroom Techniques
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Losser, Janet L.; Caldarella, Paul; Black, Sharon J.; Pate, P. Elizabeth – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
This qualitative study investigated factors that facilitate and hinder implementation of service learning for novice and veteran teachers. We conducted case studies of three novice teachers and three veteran teachers, using a cross-case analysis within and across groups. Confirming prior research, facilitating factors included teachers' knowledge…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Qualitative Research
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Wills, Howard; Kamps, Debra; Caldarella, Paul; Wehby, Joseph; Romine, Rebecca Swinburne – Elementary School Journal, 2018
The purpose of the study was to conduct a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to demonstrate efficacy of the Class-wide Function-Related Intervention Teams (CW-FIT) program. The study was designed to replicate an initial RCT conducted by the CW-FIT developers in 1 site, with 2 additional research groups not involved in its development. The study was…
Descriptors: Intervention, Randomized Controlled Trials, Student Diversity, Program Effectiveness
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Wills, Howard; Wehby, Joseph; Caldarella, Paul; Kamps, Debra; Swinburne Romine, Rebecca – Exceptional Children, 2018
The present study examined the effects of the Class-Wide Function-Related Intervention Team (CW-FIT) program, a group contingency intervention addressing the on-task and disruptive behavior of students with or at risk for emotional behavior disorders (EBD). Twenty-one elementary schools, 155 general education teachers, and 324 students…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Program Effectiveness, Replication (Evaluation), Randomized Controlled Trials
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Caldarella, Paul; Larsen, Ross A. A.; Williams, Leslie; Wills, Howard; Kamps, Debra; Wehby, Joseph H. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2018
Students with deficits in social skills have been found to experience both short- and long-term problems, including interpersonal conflicts and academic difficulties. These problems are compounded for students with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). Classwide function-related intervention teams (CW-FIT), a multitiered classroom management…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Interpersonal Competence
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Nelson, Melanie A.; Caldarella, Paul; Hansen, Blake D.; Graham, Mark A.; Williams, Leslie; Wills, Howard P. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2018
Disruptive student behavior, a common concern for teachers, presents particular challenges for those who teach art. Class-Wide Function-Related Intervention Teams (CW-FIT) is a multitiered intervention for implementing effective classroom management strategies aligned with schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports. CW-FIT has proven…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Art Education, Intervention