The PBIS Team Handbook

Setting Expectations and Building Positive Behavior

Includes Digital Resources!

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SKU: D173-Net

PBIS (positive behavioral interventions and supports) is the most important tool educators have to deal with disruptive student behaviors. This revised and updated handbook provides detailed guidelines for implementing and sustaining PBIS for schools and teams.

New in this edition:

  • a chapter addressing inequity and bias in behavior referrals and discipline
  • information about the tiered fidelity inventory (TFI) to evaluate adherence to PBIS practices
  • review of data collection methods and approaches to problem-solving
  • new research on sustainability
  • guidance on aligning with Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS)

Positive school climates are not achieved through expulsions, suspensions, or detentions, but instead through collective analysis and data-driven decision-making.

Downloadable digital content offers a PDF presentation to aid staff buy-in and customizable forms to help manage data and assess progress with ease.

Written by Char Ryan, Beth Baker
Paperback ISBN 9781631983757
Grades K-12
216 pages
Release Date April 1, 2019

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Char Ryan, Ph.D., is a PBIS coach and evaluation specialist. She has been a Minnesota state SWIS and PBIS trainer working with school teams. Char was formerly the Minnesota state PBIS coordinator and PBIS coach for a regional PBIS project. She was an assistant professor at St. Cloud State University and an adjunct professor in teacher training at the University of St. Thomas. Char works and lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Beth Baker, M.S.Ed., is a teacher and an advocate for students with emotional/behavioral challenges. During her twenty-plus years in education, Beth has taught in self contained classrooms, implemented and coached PBIS teams, served as a behavior specialist, and supported staff working with students who have special needs. Most recently, she taught in Caracas, Venezuela, where she implemented PBIS at an international school. Beth loves discussing positive paths to behavior change and does it whenever and wherever she can. Currently, she teaches at an elementary school in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she also lives.

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