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Behavior Management and Discipline Workgroup

Chair: Carol Massanari


Positive behavior and positive school climate support and enhance learning. Time and energy spent on discipline is time and energy taken away from instruction. As schools recognize the relationship of behavior to learning and as AYP data brings greater attention to graduation and drop-out rates, there is an increased interest in and need for information and support for implementing positive behavioral interventions and support.  States have identified issues and challenges specific to behavior and discipline as an ongoing priority for collective focus and activity.

This workgroup is a community of practice through which staffs from the various MPRRC states can share knowledge and experience, seek advice from states with similar issues, and hear about up-to-date research and practice.  Regular conference calls and periodic face-to-face meetings provide a forum for generating information and knowledge state staffs can use in addressing issues specific to social behavior and discipline.

Identified Goals

  1. State staff will connect, as needed, with other staff across the region to share ideas and solutions regarding effective strategies for improving programs for students with behavioral and emotional problems
  2. State staff will receive information from experts on effective practices (i.e., research-based) for addressing school-based issues related to behavior and discipline
  3. State staff will use ideas and strategies shared by other SEA staff to design statewide, sustainable improvement initiatives.

General Behavior Management and Discipline Resources

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Past Minutes and Materials

January 22, 2008
Minutes are not available for this call. Instead, a full recording of the call is available at the link below.
  • Presenter: Reece Peterson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Topic: Physical Restraint and Seclusion
  • Handout
  • Call Recording

November 21, 2007
Minutes are not available for this call. Instead, a full recording of the call is available at the links below.
  • Presenter: Cindy Anderson, University of Oregon
  • Topic: Functional Behavioral Assessment within a PBS system
  • Handouts
  • Call Segment One
  • Call Segment Two
Note: Due to some technical difficulties, the call was recorded in two segments.

Minutes - March 6, 2007
  • Presenters: Lucille Eber, Collette Leuck, and Eugene Thompson
  • Topic: Integrating Mental Health into Schoolwide Systems of PBS
  • Mental Health and PBS

Minutes - January 3, 2007
  • Presenters: John Umbreit, Jolenea Ferro, and Carl Liaupsin
  • Topic: Developing Local Capacity to Design Function-based Intervention

Minutes - November 1, 2006
  • Presenter: Elizabeth Kozleski
  • Topic: Wazz up with Education:  Looking at Challenges, Contexts, and Complexities
  • Educating Teachers

Minutes - September 5, 2006
  • Presenter: Heather Robbins
  • Topic: Considerations for Implementing PBIS in Reservation Schools
  • Considerations for Implementing PBIS in Reservation Schools

Minutes - July 12, 2006
  • Presenter: Rob Horner
  • Topic: What's New in PBIS?
  • Research Brief: A Randomized Controlled Trial Assessing School-wide Positive Behavior Support
  • School-wide Positive Behavior Support

Minutes - May 10, 2006
  • Presenter: Don Kincaid
  • Topic: Data Collection and Management
  • Using School-wide PBS Data at School, District, and State Levels

Minutes - March 1, 2006
  • Presenters: Mary Louise Hemmeter, Eric Mann, and Howard Muscott
  • Topic: PBIS in Preschool
  • Promoting Children?s Social and Emotional Development and Addressing Challenging Behavior

Minutes - November 2, 2005
  • Presenters: B/D Workgroup Members
  • Topic: Key Learning from Chicago Forum

Minutes - September 13, 2005
  • Presenter: Loujenia Williams Bost
  • Topic: Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions
  • NDPC Brochure: "An Overview of Cognitive Behavioral Interventions"

Minutes - July 13, 2005
  • Presenters: Carl Smith, Suanna Wessendorf, and Steve Goodman
  • Topic: Iowa and Michigan PBIS Initiatives
  • Iowa Initiative on School-Wide Positive Behavior Support
  • Michigan's Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative

Minutes - May 11, 2005
  • Presenter: Carol Anderson
  • Topic: IDEA 2004 - Early Intervening Services
  • Utah's Behavior Initiatives and State Improvement Grant (NOTE: This file is about 17 Megabytes)

Minutes - March 16, 2005
  • Presenter: Elena Gallegos
  • Topic: IDEA Revisions of Importance to Behavior and Discipline
  • IDEA 2004: An Overview

Minutes - January 5, 2005
  • Presenter: Tim Lewis
  • Topic: Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support and Related Initiatives
  • School-wide Positive Behavior Support and Related Initiatives

Minutes - November 10, 2004
  • Presenter: Bob Eppler and Craig Rosen,
  • Topic: PBS in Alternative (Institutional) Settings
  • Positive Behavior Supports and the Iowa Juvenile Home

Minutes - September 8, 2004
  • Presenter: Steven W. Evans
  • Topic: Mental Health in the Schools
  • Establishing Effective School Mental Health Programs

Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 February 2008 )

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