Classroom Management

Classroom management has always been the toughest part of teaching for me. When I entered the classroom after four years of training in elementary education, I was overwhelmed. No matter how carefully I planned a lesson, I was daunted by the idea of engaging 28 active second graders all at the same time.

PBIS Tier 1

Tier 1 of the PBIS system for promoting positive behavior in the classroom.

PBIS Tier 2

Tier 2 of the PBIS system for promoting positive behavior in the classroom.

PBIS Tier 3

Tier 3 of the PBIS system for promoting positive behavior in the classroom.

PBIS: Links to Learn More

Websites OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports PBIS videos EMSTAC (Elementary and Middle Schools Technical and Assistance Center)  PBIS Maryland What Works Clearinghouse Specific Articles Safety Without Suspensions – Russell Skiba and Jeffrey Sprague Making Connections – Tim Lewis The Positive Classroom: A Lunchroom Solution – Lori Korinek

Ahead of Time – The Building Blocks

CASE STUDY: Mr. Bergen teaches History and Geography at Laurel Middle School. And his school began using PBIS at the start of the school year, now, he’s beginning to see some good results with his students.

Class Time – Each and Every Day

Since his school began using PBIS, Mr. Bergen has been using these teaching strategies with his students each and every day to promote positive behavior.

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports 101

Positive behavior has to be taught just like an academic subject — Educators cannot expect students to know the correct behaviors for any given situation unless they teach, model and reinforce those behaviors for their students.

PBIS in Your School

As noted in PBIS 101, PBIS is very much a team sport. Students improve their behavior when everyone in the school is consistently promoting the same positive behaviors and responding in a consistent way to negative behaviors, too. How can educators build school-wide PBIS? Here are some of the main steps in the process: The […]