PBIS Indiana offers training and coaching in the following areas of behavior support, grounded in a Multi-tiered System of Supports (Mtss) framework:
- Restorative Practices
- Classroom Management
- Trauma-Informed School Pracitices
- Function based intervention planning and FBAs
Classroom Management means different things to different people. We think of Classroom Management as organizing the activities of a large group of students while creating an environment that promotes safety and academic social and behavioral growth. To that end, our work in the area of Classroom Management focuses on building teacher efficacy in the areas of self-regulation, supportive relationships, engaged instruction, routines and procedures, and relationship-based behavioral change strategies.
If you are a classroom teacher and interested in increased self-efficacy with Classroom Management, our Self-Assessment of Classroom Management (SACM) will help you to develop an action plan. You can take the SACM on-line here: SACM Tool
Function Based Behavior Support Planning—FBAs and BIPs
Challenging behavior exhibited by students in the classroom can result in the loss of instruction time, an increase in staff stress levels, and may even result in expulsion. Learning how to view behavior through a "function-based-lens" and how to address skill deficits that may be contributing to challenging behavior, is essential to understanding and successfully addressing behaviors of concern. Function based problem solving is a continuum. In many instances problem behavior can be successfully addressed in the classroom, without the need for an FBA/BIP. We can bring a workshop to your school or school-corporation to assist both General and Special Education Teachers in gaining the skills necessary to develop strategies to support students before behaviors of concern begin to impeded learning. We can also provide training to assist educators in developing an effective FBA/BIP when needed (as defined by IDEA and Article 7), including data collection and progress monitoring. Our professional development can be tailored to meet your individual needs. We can assist administrators in assessing current supports and protocols, in addition to working with cerfitified and/or support staff to develop needed skills in this area.
For more information please contact Deborah Reichmann