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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. Her expertise include Response to Intervention (RTI) Behavior, Multi-Tiered System 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 her to... 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 throughout North America on designing and implementing systematic multi-tiered systems of support for academics and behavior. During his nine years as principal of Reagan Elementary in California’s Sanger Unified School District, it earned California State Distinguished School, California Title I Academic Achievement Award, Gold Ribbon School, California Honor Roll School, Bonner Award for Character Education, and... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781506384528