Successful Schools, Inc.

The mission of Successful Schools, Inc. is Turning Research Into Practice © (TRIP). We offer educators professional development that provides practical skills for creating positive, effective, learning environments that meet the needs of all children.

Check out the website’s section “Resources” for a host of excellent professional development materials.

National Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Center has been established by the Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education to give schools capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices.

PBIS Maryland

Increasing the capacity of Maryland school districts to address problem behaviors using Positive Behavior Support.

Florida’s Positive Behavior Support Project

This weblink from Florida PBIS Project provides an overview of positive behavior support. It offers many resources for educators to assist in building awareness across your district, school, individual team, etc.

National School Climate Center

Their goal is to promote positive and sustained school climate: a safe, supportive environment that nurtures social and emotional, ethical, and academic skills.

NSCC is an organization that helps schools integrate crucial social and emotional learning with academic instruction. In doing so, we enhance student performance, prevent drop outs, reduce physical violence, bullying, and develop healthy and positively engaged adults.

The Equity in Education Project at Indiana University

The Equity Project is a consortium of projects dedicated to providing high quality data to educational decision-makers in order to bridge the gap between research and practice. The Equity Project’s mission is to provide evidence-based information specific to issues of school discipline, school violence, special education and equality of educational opportunity for all students. Specifically, the Equity Project

* provides data on these issues,
* focuses on understanding the causes and conditions that create inequities, and
* provides support and technical assistance to educational agencies seeking to create equitable school systems

The Equity Project supports educators and educational institutions in developing and maintaining safe, effective, and equitable learning opportunities for all students.

Definitions of Behavior Infractions

The Cincinnati district Code of Conduct provides definitions of behavior infractions. Some definitions include examples. These examples are not intended to be exhaustive lists; that is, the behaviors covered by the definitions include, but are not limited to, the examples given. In addition to the districtwide Code, each school must develop its own school-behavior plan. This plan must include activities for teaching and encouraging expected behaviors. Each school must communicate its school-behavior plan to its parents/caregivers and students — including strategies for teaching and reinforcing behavior, and strategies for providing consequences for both positive and negative behavior.