McDowell Institute - Classroom Practice

McDowell Institute - Classroom Practice


Positive Behavior Support

Classroom Practice by Teachers

Teachers today may find themselves in school systems that are implementing what is referred to as School-wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS) with a high degree of fidelity. In schools implementing SWPBS (with fidelity) the application of this three-tiered approach to prevention includes a process of translating these levels of interventions and supports within each respective classroom (thus simply applying PBS within this smaller unit of analysis).

However, practical reality indicates that there are teachers who find themselves in school systems that are not (at least as of yet) implementing high fidelity SWPBS.

In such instances these teachers still need to have an array of preventative approaches to address the learning needs of their students. The McDowell Institute will add value to the teacher preparatory programs at Bloomsburg University by infusing skill development in preventative classroom management practices that teachers may employ in schools implementing SWPBS as well as in schools that have yet to fully adopt and implement SWPBS with a high degree of fidelity.

Further, The McDowell Institute will promote and support school systems through collaborative outreach endeavors with the Pennsylvania Positive Behavior Support Network (PA-PBS) and the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) supported through the Pennsylvania Department of Education to adopt and implement SWPBS with a high degree of fidelity.