Safe & Civil Schools Multitiered Approach

We’ve refined decades of research on effective teaching methods into practical, easy-to-use principles and procedures designed to help school staff improve safety and civility schoolwide, in the classroom and with individual students.A multitiered approach beginning with laying a foundation at a schoolwide level leads to better classroom environments resulting in less need for individual corrections and interventions.

Early Interventions

Along with with our Interventions program Safe & Civil Schools offers a myriad of early intervention programs designed to address our hardest to reach students or to provide teachers with a toolchest of strategies they can mix, match or adapt for their teaching style.

Individual Positive Behavior Support – INTERVENTIONS

If you have students in your schools who are chronically disrespectful, physically assaultive, disruptive, or unresponsive and if teachers are spending too much time correcting the behavior of a very few very difficult students, then you are in need of our consistent, district-based behavior management plan with individual intervention support.

Universal Strategies

Improve your schools attendance, tackle tardiness, bullying or another specific schoolwide issue with one of our Universal Strategies. Our consultants can help design a specific behavior plan to address your particular school need.

Classwide Positive Behavior Support – CHAMPS

All teachers want their students to be orderly, responsive, engaged, and motivated. Our behavior management system CHAMPS is a sure way of achieving these goals. CHAMPS helps classroom teachers design (or fine tune) a proactive and positive classroom management plan that will overtly teach students how to behave responsibly.

Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support – FOUNDATIONS

Research shows that the most effective way to transform an unruly school climate into a civil and respectful one is to implement a schoolwide behavioral plan that stresses proactive and positive corrective responses toward misbehavior. Foundations will walk your staff through the process of designing a proactive and positive schoolwide discipline plan. The Foundations process effectively addresses how to establish a positive school climate and culture, school safety, student motivation, and academic engagement. Student misbehavior is something that occurs daily in schools but we believe that misbehavior is a puzzle to be solved with a multitiered approach rather than a threat to be eliminated. 

Consulting & Professional Development

Safe & Civil Schools consulting is designed to help school staff improve safety and civility across all school settings. By so doing, school personnel lay a foundation to engage students and enhance learning.Our professional development options are designed to give you the tools you need to prevent misbehaviors before they happen and to find solutions for misbehaviors when they do occur. Creating a safe, civil, and productive learning environment will create opportunities for your students to flourish.Our consultants are educators with extensive experience as teachers and trainers (and in some cases as building and central office administrators). Their backgrounds and experience ensure that their training has both credibility and a “You-can-use-this-tomorrow” practicality.  We offer a full range of PBIS consulting, training, and coaching services designed to assist all K-12 school personnel in using research-based positive behavior support strategies to structure all school settings for success.

Practical Solutions,
Positive Results,
Proven Efficacy.

We can help you foster respect and responsibility in your students and improve school climate and school culture. Train your entire staff to make data-driven decisions on a schoolwide level, in classrooms, and with individual students. Learn how to develop proactive, positive behavior support strategies tailored to your classroom, school, and district.The Safe & Civil Schools approach, is grounded in past and current research on effective schools, positive behavior support, school improvement, classroom management, and response to intervention. And over the past 30 years, we have amassed a wide and growing body of evidence from the field that the strategies embodied in the Safe & Civil Schools library are effective in managing student behavior.

Research & Efficacy

We cannot point to one single study that proves the efficacy
of Safe & Civil Schools programs, but to many.

Along with our publishing partner Ancora Publishing we develop materials and resources dedicated to helping schools create safe and supportive foundational environments where all students can thrive. Every school can be a place of stability and hope for our students and our communities.

Ready to start?

As successful teachers and administrators in some of the country’s most challenging districts, our associates are uniquely qualified to tailor a program to fit your needs. Training ranges from a concentrated one-day inservice to multiyear projects. No two schools, no two classrooms are alike and each Safe & Civil Schools program respects and reflects that.

Call us at 1-800-323-8819 to find out how we can help you design a staff development plan tailored to fit your school or district.