Aired on: February 8th, 2011
3:30–4:30 p.m. (ET)
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Our Guest(s) This Week
George Sugai is Professor and Carole J. Neag Endowed Chair in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. His research and practice interests include schoolwide positive behavior support, emotional and behavioral disorders, applied behavior analysis, organizational management, and classroom and behavior management. He has been a classroom teacher, program director, personnel preparer, and applied researcher. Currently, he is co-director of the OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and director of the UConn Center on Behavioral Education and Research.
This Week's Topic
Establishing an effective positive schoolwide climate or culture is an important element of a successful prevention effort. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is one prevention approach that emphasizes the adoption and implementation of evidence-based behavioral interventions to establish a positive school culture and enhance academic and social success for all students. In this webcast, the practices and systems of PBIS will be described and discussed. The emphasis will be how PBIS can support all students to improve school culture, reduce problem behavior, support academic achievement, and promote school and classroom engagement.
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Examining the Evidence Base for School-Wide Positive Behavior Support. Focus on Exceptional Children, 42(8), 1-14.(2011).
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and Dropout Prevention. Effective Strategies.(2010).
Response to Intervention: Examining Classroom Behavior Support in Second Grade . Exceptional Children, 73(3), 288-310.(2007).
Responsive-to-Intervention and School-Wide Positive Behavior Supports: Integration of Multi-Tiered System Approaches . In Exceptionality (pp. 223-237).Routledge.(2009).