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The PBIS Tier One Handbook
A Practical Approach to Implementing the Champion Model



May 2015 | 200 pages | Corwin

Harness the proactive power of PBIS to improve student behavior

More punishment won’t improve student behavior. Now, there’s a better way: The Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Champion Model. Through this breakthrough alternative, schools have reduced disciplinary incidences by 50% or more by implementing proactive, school-wide prevention practices.

This research-based, action-oriented framework written by leading experts in PBIS implementation, will show you how to create a school culture where all students achieve both social and academic success. You’ll find:

  • A convincing case for why teaching appropriate behavior, rather than punishing inappropriate behavior, is more effective for creating an environment conducive to learning
  • A step-by-step framework for implementing a comprehensive systems approach, with specific actions to develop, monitor, and sustain each level of the system
  • Success stories from teachers and administrators who have implemented the PBIS Champion Model
  • Self-assessment exercises to ensure PBIS implementation starts on the right track and stays there

Through this approach, you’ll have the tools to create a school environment that accelerates learning and has a positive impact on the emotional, social, academic, and physical well-being of every child.

"This concisely-crafted book provides schools a systematic and doable framework for a comprehensive approach to building school climate, recognizing positive and appropriate behavior, and reducing detrimental school issues."
Katy Olweiler, MA, MPA, NCC, Counselor
Lakeside School, Seattle, Washington

 
"Finally, we have a book that will impress readers who need to understand PBIS and become a resource on how to implement it successfully."
Roberto Pamas, Principal
O.W. Holmes Middle School, Alexandria, Virginia


 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
1. The What and Why of PBIS
 
2. The PBIS Champion Model System and What Led to Its Development
 
3. Getting Started With category A – Tier 1 PBIS Markers
 
4. Getting Started With category B – Tier 1 School-Wide Characteristics
 
5. Getting Started With category C – Tier 1 School-Wide Academic/Behavioral Goals and the Work of the PBIS Team
 
6. Lessons Learned, Case Studies, and Bringing It All Together
 
Appendix Resources A
 
Appendix Resources B
 
Appendix Resources C
 
References
 
Index

 "This book is an exceptional resource for schools that have a PBIS program in place, as well as for those that are ready to transform their culture and prepare students for academic and behavioral success. The PBIS structure is deconstructed with fail-proof system that truly bridges the knowledge-implementation gap. The book introduces and explains with thorough assessments, examples for implementation, actions to consider, identified red flags, and specific challenges from the field with corresponding practical solutions. Every PBIS team needs a copy of this text."

Franciene Sabens, Professional School Counselor
Chester High School, Chester, Illinois

"Finally we have a book that will impress readers who need to understand PBIS and become a resource they will go to for advice on how to implement it successfully."

Roberto Pamas, Principal
O.W. Holmes Middle School , Alexandria, Virginia

"This concisely-crafted book provides schools a systematic and doable program for a comprehensive approach to building school climate, recognizing positive and appropriate behavior, and reducing detrimental school issues."

Katy Olweiler, MA, MPA, NCC, Counselor
Lakeside School, Seattle, Washington

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Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan

Dr. Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan is an Assistant Professor in the Educational Leadership Department at California State University, Fresno. She works with schools and districts throughout the nation on designing and implementing effective behavior systems. Her expertise include Response to Intervention (RTI) Behavior, Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS), Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and more. The combination of her special education and student support services background, school and district level administration, and higher education research experiences has allowed... More About Author

Linda Ann Hauser

Dr. Linda Hauser has been deeply involved in education for over 35 years. She is a Professor at California State University, Fresno where she teaches both in the Educational Leadership and Administration (principal preparation) program and Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, as well as serves as department chair, program coordinator and dissertation adviser.  Prior to her tenure as a university professor, Dr. Hauser served over 28 years in California public as the Chief Academic Officer for the Fresno Unified School District and as an area superintendent, administrator for professional development, elementary school principal,... More About Author

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