Creating A Culture For High Performing Schools

Author: Cletus R. Bulach
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610483219
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This book describes a comprehensive school reform approach that reduces resistance to school reform and increases the likelihood of creating a caring learning community. Creating a "high-performing" school is an organizational approach to school reform that creates a distinctly different school culture and climate than can be found in existing schools.

Engaging All Families

Author: Steven M. Constantino, Ed.D Superintendent, Williamsburg-James City County
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1461663547
Size: 49.99 MB
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Engaging All Families provides a summary of research that acts as a foundation upon which the practitioner's tools are crafted. Readers are given the resources necessary to assess their present level of family engagement and the ideas, strategies, suggestions, programs, practices, policies, and procedures to implement a wide variety of customized family engagement programs. Numerous resources and references are also included. As a successful school administrator and nationally known expert in the field of family and community engagement, Steven Constantino builds the bridge from research to practice and provides the information that allows all schools to become family friendly.

Helping Students Graduate

Author: Jay Smink
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 1930556756
Size: 54.92 MB
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This book describes the fifteen strategies identified through research reviewed by The National Dropout Prevention Center and Network at Clemson University. Each chapter in this book was written by a nationally recognized authority in that field. Research has shown that these 15 strategies have been successfully implemented: - in all school levels from K - 12 - in rural, suburban, and urban centers - as stand-alone programs or as part of systemic school improvement plans. Helping Students Graduate: A Strategic Approach to Dropout Prevention also covers - No Child Left Behind and its effects on dropout rates - Dealing with Hispanic dropouts - Differences and similarities between rural and urban dropouts These fifteen strategies have been adopted by the U.S. Department of Education. They are applicable to all students, including students with disabilities.

Handbook Of Positive Behavior Support

Author: Wayne Sailor
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781441981356
Size: 65.23 MB
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A revolution in working with difficult students began during the 1980s, with a dramatic shift away from dependence on simply punishing bad behavior to reinforcing desired, positive behaviors of children in the classroom. With its foundation in applied behavior analysis (ABA), positive behavior support (PBS) is a social ecology approach that continues to play an increasingly integral role in public education as well as mental health and social services nationwide. The Handbook of Positive Behavior Support gathers into one concise volume the many elements of this burgeoning field and organizes them into a powerful, dynamic knowledge base – theory, research, and applications. Within its chapters, leading experts, including the primary developers and researchers of PBS: (1) Review the origins, history, and ethical foundations of positive behavior support. (2) Report on applications of PBS in early childhood and family contexts, from Head Start to foster care to mental health settings to autism treatment programs. (3) Examine school-based PBS used to benefit all students regardless of ability or conduct. (4) Relate schoolwide PBS to wraparound mental health services and the RTI (response to intervention) movement. (5) Provide data and discussion on a variety of topics salient to PBS, including parenting issues, personnel training, high school use, poorly functioning schools, and more. This volume is an essential resource for school-based practitioners as well as clinicians and researchers in clinical child, school, and educational psychology.