Key Factors For School Wide Behavior

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Key Factors for School Wide Behavior Supports Implementation and Sustainability Benoit A. Wyble Texas A&M University - San Antonio In the field of education there are many factors that contribute to the success and failures of students and teachers who work to educate. Of these factors, perhaps one of the most important is in the area of classroom behavior and behavior management. Behavior management is such an important aspect in this field that teachers often highlight the frustration of dealing with bad students and bad behaviors as a leading cause of leaving the profession (Reinke, Herman, & Stormont, 2013). Taking on the task of working to create a system that can be applied to help build a successful learning…show more content…
As mentioned the focus of much of the current research is on identifying those factors that individuals within education feel are most important to the successful implementation and sustainment of an effective SWPBIS program. Factors that have been found through the various research to be most important include administrator support, confidence in SWPBIS, and proper application of data (Bambara, Goh, Kern, & Caskie, 2012; Mathews, McIntosh, Frank, & May, 2014; McIntosh, Predy, Upreti, Hume, Turri, & Mathews, 2014; McIntosh, Sterett, Hume, Frank, Turri, & Mathews, 2013). Studies have hypothesized that these factors would be seen singled out as having the biggest impacts. These beliefs tended to play out within the results of the studies. Administrative support in the form of a strong school principle and staff buy in were seen to be instrumental in the implementation of a solid program by the educators who agreed to be surveyed (McIntosh, et al., 2014). The findings showing that school personnel believe that having a strong school principle who provides for and supports the use of SWPBIS tends to make sense when viewed from the perspective of leadership. Schools where staff believe the principle to have strong and effecitve leadership skills score significantly higher results in student behavior outcomes when SWPBIS is being implemented
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