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Positive Behavior Support in Secondary Schools
A Practical Guide

Ellie L. Young, Paul Caldarella, Michael J. Richardson, and K. Richard Young

158 Pages
Size: 8" x 10½"
A Paperback Original
November 2011
ISBN 978-1-60918-973-0
Cat. #8973
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December 2011
ISBN 978-1-4625-0524-1
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“A well-timed, valuable resource for school staff, principals, and district leaders. This highly readable, straightforward book provides pragmatic, functional guidance for implementing an effective PBS system within a schoolwide model. Attention to the particular challenges of adolescent development and secondary contexts—along with realistic examples of students and schools—are unique strengths of the book. The authors provide a strong rationale for the use of PBS in middle and high schools, explain the work that must be done to set the stage for (and sustain) effective implementation, and describe implementation across all three tiers of response to intervention. This book would be an excellent text for administrative licensure and school psychology programs or for courses on advanced behavior management for teachers.”

—Deanne A. Crone, PhD, Center on Teaching and Learning, University of Oregon


“This book offers exactly what the title promises—a practical guide that is relevant for secondary settings. Readers will increase their understanding of the 'what,' 'why,' and 'how-to' of implementing PBS. The authors describe useful strategies that are grounded in research, emphasizing the critical importance of collaborating with teachers, administrators, and community stakeholders to enhance the school climate.”

—Hank Bohanon, PhD, School of Education, Loyola University Chicago


“As part of the initial research team working to implement these principles in a secondary school setting, I have observed firsthand the dramatic positive correlation to student success and improved school environment. When school personnel model proactive instruction that supports all areas of students’ learning needs, the results are better behaviors and test scores. This book provides specific and tested strategies for success in any educational setting—even with the most difficult students. Ready-to-use forms and questionnaires take school professionals smoothly through the process of creating solution-focused interventions.”

—Brenda Wesson, EdS, Nebo School District, Spanish Fork, Utah


“A comprehensive resource. This well-written, easy-to-read book covers all the essentials for educators in secondary settings to build consensus and implement schoolwide positive behavior supports in their schools. I highly recommend it for building administrators, teachers, school counselors, and school psychologists. This book would be an excellent choice for reading collectively for staff development, especially for a building leadership team.”

—Robert D. Richardson, PhD, evidence-based learning specialist, Canyons School District, Utah


“This is an excellent, comprehensive book for educators dedicated to supporting secondary-age students in the context of three-tiered prevention models. The vignettes throughout the book are engaging and make the context more clear for the reader. Congratulations to the authors for this timely, highly useful resource.”

—Kathleen Lynne Lane, PhD, BCBA-D, Department of Special Education, University of Kansas
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