Effective Classroom Practices

Effective Classroom Practices

Classroom PBIS includes preventative and responsive approaches that may be effectively implemented with all students in a classroom and intensified to support small groups or a few individual students. Classroom PBIS strategies are important tools to decrease disruptions, increase instructional time, and improve student social behavior and academic outcomes , which is critical as schools are held to greater accountability for student outcomes and teacher effectiveness. Although individual teachers may implement PBIS in their own classrooms regardless of the broader school context, the effects of classroom PBIS strategies are maximized by (a) implementing within a school-wide multi-tiered behavioral framework (MTBF), like school-wide PBIS; (b) directly linking classroom and school-wide expectations and systems; (c) merging classroom PBIS strategies with effective instructional design, curriculum, and delivery; and (d) using classroom-based data to guide decision making (pbis.org).

Teachers who employ effective classroom practices regulary use the following methods when teaching:   

               Classroom Expectations

               Classroom Procedures & Routines

               Encouraging Expected Behavior

               Discouraging Inappropriate Behavior

               Active Supervision

               Opportunities to Respond

               Activity Sequencing & Choice

               Task Difficulty


Professional Development Sessions

The PBIS: Effective Classroom Practices series is an on-demand virtual workshop that emphasizes the eight essential practices necessary for effective classroom management.  This series can be customized for buildings or districts.  SST8 consultants can help facilitate this on-demand series. Contact Heidi Kerchenski at [email protected] for more information.

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Heidi Kerchenski
Kerchenski, Heidi
Educational Consultant
Office: 330-929-6634 x 511284
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