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The PBIS Tier Two Handbook

The PBIS Tier Two Handbook
A Practical Approach to Implementing Targeted Interventions

January 2018 | 200 pages | Corwin

Move away from one-size-fits-all support—to targeted interventions that work!

In this highly anticipated follow-up to The PBIS Tier One Handbook, you’ll find everything you need to continue transforming support in your school. Where that book focused on establishing schoolwide behavior systems, this volume addresses interventions that target specific student needs.

No more fitting square pegs in round holes—instead you’ll develop a menu of data-driven Tier Two solutions that give students the help they need…without overtaxing school resources. This handbook features:

  • A framework for developing, implementing, monitoring, and sustaining each level of the system
  • Rubrics for identifying current states of implementation and filling in gaps
  • Practical examples and case scenarios from more than 400 schools

When schools take a positive approach to behavioral issues, everyone benefits. With this step-by-step guide, you’ll create Tier Two systems that make a difference—and put at-risk students on the path to success.

About the Authors
Before You Begin: How to Use The PBIS Tier Two Handbook
Part I: Overview
1. The PBIS Champion Model
2. The What and Why of a PBIS Tier 2 System
Part II: The PBIS Tier Two Handbook
3. Getting Started With Category A—Tier 2 Markers
4. Getting Started With Category B—Tier 2 Characteristics
BONUS SECTION: Hands Off Academy Intervention
5. Getting Started With Category C—Tier 2 Academic and Behavior SMART Goals and the Work of the PBIS Tier 2 Sub-Team
Part III: What Next?
6. Tier 2 Lessons Learned, Case Studies, and Bringing It All Together
7. Next Steps and Tips for Success

“This book is a useful tool for education professionals to design plans to address student needs in a comprehensive manner. It ensures that all stakeholders review and reflect and help to compose the plan so there is buy-in by all involved.” 

Julie Frederick, Kindergarten Teacher
Seattle Public Schools, WA

"In The PBIS Tier 2 Handbook Jessica and John Hannigan include many documents, resources, and materials for school improvement. The markers featured help determine where improvements are needed and can be supported through the use of data gathered through the Benchmarks of Quality for a Tier 2 Team. We have made adjustments to support students in need in a prescriptive manner because of the way the resources within this book shaped our Tier 2 Team. "

Blake Henely, Associate Principal, Mason City Community Schools
Lincoln Intermediate School

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1 - The PBIS Champion Model

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. Dr. Hannigan has a background in special education and student support services as well as experience with district level administration and higher education research. Jessica has developed inclusive research based best practices around systematic implementation of behavior initiatives. Dr. Hannigan is the co-author of multiple educational books such as The PBIS Tier One Handbook, The... More About Author

John E. Hannigan

Dr. John Hannigan has served in education for over 20 years as a teacher, instructional coach, principal, and county office leadership coach. John is a sought-after consultant who works with schools and districts across North America on designing and implementing systematic multi-tiered systems of support for both academics and behavior. Dr. Hannigan holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from California State University, Fresno. As principal of Reagan Elementary in California's Sanger Unified School District, John played a key role in the school earning California State Distinguished School, California Title I Academic... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781506384528