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Seven Steps for Developing a Proactive Schoolwide Discipline Plan: A Guide for Principals and Leadership Teams 2ed

by Geoffrey Colvin and George Sugai Corwin Press
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Pbk 168 pages
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Keep your school on track with this powerful research-based behavior management tool!


 Maintaining well-disciplined schools is becoming more difficult in today's educational system, and problem behavior or lack of school discipline is reaching crisis proportions. Nationally recognized behavior experts Geoff Colvin and George Sugai provide the "what's," "why's," and "how's" for establishing an effective discipline program while promoting an overall positive and welcoming school climate.


Emphasizing the critical roles that collaboration and teamwork play in achieving success, this powerful resource presents a seven-step process to assist administrators and teachers in working together to develop and implement a practical and proactive schoolwide discipline plan. Based on a five-year federally funded project at the University of Oregon and field-tested in over 60 schools nationwide, this guidebook is filled with practical checklists and user-friendly forms that include explicit instructions to help educators:


  • Define the purpose of the plan


  • Establish schoolwide behavior expectations


  • Teach and sustain behavior expectations


  • Correct problem behaviors


  • Collect and utilize data


  • Maintain the plan over time


7 Steps for Developing a Proactive Schoolwide Discipline Plan contains a full range of effective behavior management practices to help educators develop a strong, affirming school environment that successfully serves students and staff.


About the Authors
Section I: Foundations
Chapter 1. Guiding Principles in Providing Quality Education for All Students
Chapter 2. Understanding the Teaching-Learning Process
Section II: Components of a Proactive Schoolwide Discipline Plan
Chapter 3. Step 1: Getting Started
Chapter 4. Step 2: Developing Schoolwide Behavior Expectations
Chapter 5. Step 3: Teaching the Behavior Expectations
Chapter 6. Step 4: Maintaining the Behavior Expectations
Chapter 7. Step 5: Correcting Problem Behavior
Chapter 8. Step 6: Using Data Effectively
Chapter 9. Step 7: Sustaining the Plan for the Long Haul
Concluding Remarks

"Seven Steps for Developing a Proactive Schoolwide Discipline plan is a masterful update! Geoff Colvin and George Sugai have provided practitioner and research communities with a theoretically-grounded, highly practical, and user-friendly resource to support the design and installation of a proactive schoolwide discipline plan. The resources will be useful to district and school-site leaders and classroom teachers committed to providing safe, positive, and productive learning environments."


Geoff Colvin draws on his experience as a classroom teacher, administrator, researcher and instructor at the University of Oregon, and national public school consultant. Widely recognized as an expert on the subjects of school safety and violence prevention, Colvin has provided inservice training for teachers and administrators in more than 100 school districts and agencies nationally and internationally. He recently served as research associate at the University of Oregon and independent consultant in the areas of schoolwide discipline, school climate, school safety, and violence prevention, classroom management, and individual cases involving students with severe behavior disorders. Geoff also directed a juvenile detention school and a school program for youth with serious emotionally disturbances. Colvin has authored more than sixty publications, books, book chapters, journal articles, and video programs on the subject of teaching and managing students who exhibit the full range of problem behavior.

George Sugai is Professor and Carole J. Neag Endowed Chair in the Neag School of Education, Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut. His research and practice interests include school-wide positive behavior support, behavioral disorders, applied behavior analysis, classroom and behavior management, and school discipline. He has been a classroom teacher, program director, personnel preparer, and applied researcher. Dr. Sugai has a noteworthy publiĀ¬cation record in refereed journals having published over 130 peer-reviewed articles, numerous monographs, and five college textbooks on effective teaching practices and Applied Behavior Analysis. He presented at numerous local, national, and international conferences and professional meetings, and has served as advisor to the U.S. Departments of Education, Justice, and Health and Human Services. His international work includes projects and consultation in eleven countries. He is co-director of the OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), research scientist in the UConn Center on Behavioral Education and Research, and co-director of the OSEP Early Childhood Personnel Center.