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Oakes, Wendy Peia; Cantwell, Emily D.; Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Royer, David J.; Common, Eric Alan – Preventing School Failure, 2020
Schools are adopting tiered systems to prevent and respond to students' academic, behavioral, and social needs. Foundational to tiered systems is the capacity of educators to implement high-quality classroom management and instructional practices. In this study, school leaders provided professional development to staff as they prepared to adopt a…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Strategies, Student Needs
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Evanovich, Lauren L.; Martinez, Stephanie; Kern, Laura; Haynes, Rocky D. – Preventing School Failure, 2020
Schools are seeking additional ways to cultivate positive school climate and culture, address problematic behavior, and increase the social-emotional behavior competencies of students. Restorative Practices (RP) is a whole-school practice that emphasizes prevention and positive responses to challenging behavior that can be used across all settings…
Descriptors: Justice, Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Program Implementation
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Barnes, Sara A.; Iovannone, Rose; Blair, Kwang-Sun; Crosland, Kim; George, Heather Peshak – Preventing School Failure, 2020
Students in general education classrooms are increasingly being identified as being in need of individualized behavior supports. Thus, this study assessed the Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR) model to determine its impact on problem and replacement behaviors of typically developing students with behavioral challenges in a high-need elementary school…
Descriptors: Prevention, Reinforcement, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Merle, James L.; Cook, Clayton R.; Thayer, Andrew J. – Preventing School Failure, 2020
Children with serious problem behaviors pose a challenge for school staff to maintain safe and productive learning environments. Eloping, often called running, bolting, or absconding, from the classroom disrupts learning environments and requires significant attention and time from staff. Existing interventions to address elopement behavior lack…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Intervention, Prevention
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Sobeck, Emily Eyrolles; Reister, Megan – Preventing School Failure, 2020
In response to the call for inclusion, teachers are now managing challenging behavior in the general education classroom at increased rates. Co-teaching has been relied on by many teachers in order to create more inclusive classrooms, however, teachers continue to report feeling ill-prepared to manage student behavior effectively. Although many…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Classroom Techniques, Positive Behavior Supports, Evidence Based Practice
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Frank, Jennifer L. – Preventing School Failure, 2019
The purpose of this study was to establish empirical benchmarks for the rate of student discipline in public alternative schools in the United States and to identify normative rates of disciplinary infractions across different grade levels, gender, and racial groups. Participants included 15,846 students attending 108 alternative schools in 73…
Descriptors: Prevention, Academic Failure, Discipline, Student Behavior
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Hunter, William C.; Haydon, Todd – Preventing School Failure, 2019
Previous research has shown that a classroom management package can be used to prevent challenging behaviors and promote positive student behavior. Replicating and extending previous research, the purpose of this study was to investigate if a package of precorrection, explicit timing, and active supervision can have a positive effect across…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Classroom Techniques, Intervention, Middle School Students
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Floress, Margaret T.; Rader, Rebecca A.; Berlinghof, Jessica R.; Fanok, Paige C. – Preventing School Failure, 2018
Student problem behaviors occur across all classroom settings, but preschool children are three times more likely to be expelled than students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Determining the extent to which preschool students exhibit problem behaviors may help promote preventative practices in early childhood settings. This study examined…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Preschool Children, At Risk Persons, Special Education
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Beam, Heather D.; Mueller, Tracy Gershwin – Preventing School Failure, 2017
As we attempt to address the needs of students with challenging behaviors in today's classrooms, it is important to gain an understanding of general and special educators' knowledge, skills, and confidence about evidence-based behavior interventions. This article presents a national survey study of 277 special and general educators' reported…
Descriptors: Regular and Special Education Relationship, National Surveys, Special Education, Special Education Teachers
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Howland, Allison; Chen, Li-Ting; Chen, Ming-E; Min, Mina – Preventing School Failure, 2017
Homeless children usually experience high mobility. Yet, it is not clear if the degree of mobility among homeless children is associated with their academic performance. Furthermore, an emerging body of literature is beginning to examine the impact of specific living arrangements (e.g., living with families or friends) on homeless family and child…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Prevention, At Risk Students, Low Achievement
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Kerr, Mary Margaret; Brown, Elizabeth Levine – Preventing School Failure, 2016
This article describes a study conducted collaboratively with 19 special educators to learn about their emotional practice through the emotional labor framework. Emotional labor refers to the management of emotional expression in the workplace. Specifically, the study sought to (a) deconstruct the stressors these special educators perceived, (b)…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Emotional Experience, Emotional Adjustment, Stress Variables
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Hornby, Garry – Preventing School Failure, 2016
Bullying is a major concern in education worldwide, particularly in countries such as New Zealand that are reported to have high rates of bullying in schools. In this article it is proposed that, in order to effectively prevent or substantially reduce bullying in schools, a systemic approach needs to be adopted, with interventions organized at…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bullying, Ecology, Systems Approach
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Maggin, Daniel M.; Johnson, Austin H. – Preventing School Failure, 2015
The successful implementation of school-based behavioral interventions requires school personnel to be competent with program content and procedures. An unfortunate trend within school-based behavioral intervention research is that the core intervention components and implementation features are often not fully described. Without clear…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Intervention, Program Implementation, Prevention
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Pelfrey, William V., Jr.; Weber, Nicole L. – Preventing School Failure, 2015
Research indicates that cyberbullying is occurring among middle and high school student populations at increasing rates. There is limited research, however, on strategies students use to combat cyberbullying, as well as how schools implement policies, intervention tactics, and prevention strategies. This qualitative study aimed to explore, among a…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Bullying, Prevention, Child Safety
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Floress, Margaret T.; Jenkins, Lyndsay N. – Preventing School Failure, 2015
It is well established that teacher praise has a positive effect on student disruptive behavior. However, there is little research suggesting how often Kindergarten teachers praise students in the classroom. This study aimed to collect praise frequency data across four general education Kindergarten classrooms. The type of praise teachers used and…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Investigations, Student Behavior, Positive Reinforcement
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