Category Archives: Professional Development

Restore the Peace: Implementing Restorative Justice in Schools

By Beth Baker, M.S.Ed., coauthor of The PBIS Team Handbook: Setting Expectations and Building Positive Behavior Restorative justice gained acceptance in schools as a response to the ineffectiveness of the zero tolerance policies districts often had in place when students … Continue reading

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Teacher-Tested Strategies for Your Behavior Intervention Toolbox

By Beth Baker, M.S.Ed., coauthor of The PBIS Team Handbook: Setting Expectations and Building Positive Behavior Every teacher should have a toolbox filled with their go-to strategies for managing the classroom and helping students be ready for activities. I have … Continue reading

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10 Truths About Behavior Management

By Beth Baker, M.S.Ed., coauthors of The PBIS Team Handbook: Setting Expectations and Building Positive Behavior I have been a teacher for students with emotional and behavioral disorders for many years. When I left college, I was armed with two … Continue reading

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Summer Drift: How to Sustain the Momentum of PBIS Year to Year

By Beth Baker, M.S.Ed., and Char Ryan, Ph.D., coauthors of The PBIS Team Handbook: Setting Expectations and Building Positive Behavior. This post was originally published July 11, 2014. Like most educators, we always enjoy summer break—doing a little traveling and … Continue reading

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Professional Learning That Energizes Teachers and Brings Change to the Classroom

By Diane Heacox, Ed.D, author of  Making Differentiation a Habit: How to Ensure Success in Academically Diverse Classrooms (Updated Edition) It’s time to admit that professional learning sessions that both interest and excite teachers and result in educational innovation in … Continue reading

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