Session Resources: Leadership in Behavior Support
This session will meet on Tuesday through Friday starting at:
11:30 am ET • 10:30 am CT • 9:30 am MT • 8:30 am PT • 7:30 am Alaska • 5:30 am Hawaii
We’ll meet for 2.5 hours, then take a 30-minute break before the start of the Panel Discussions:
- Tuesday: Schoolwide
- Wednesday: Classroom
- Thursday: Tiers 2/3
Please submit questions for panelists to: email@example.com.
You should have received an email invitation from your presenter via Zoom with your unique link to join the session. If you can’t find that email, please check in your spam or junk folder (search for emails sent from firstname.lastname@example.org). If you still cannot find the email, contact us right away and we will resend it.
Also be aware that you should also have received a separate Zoom email with a unique link to join the Keynote and Panel Discussions. Make sure to use the right link for the right meeting!
Materials for all sessions
Leadership in Behavior Support.
Reproducible forms: Use the directions found on the copyright page at the front of the book to download the forms.
Note-taking supplies (sticky notes, highlighter, paper, electronic paper, etc.)
While we all need to turn off our cameras occasionally, I do hope that you remain on camera for most of the session. I believe you’ll find that it creates a more interactive experience for all of us! Participants will also be periodically invited to unmute themselves to facilitate discussion in both large and small groups.
While Zoom can function on a variety of devices, access to a computer (or laptop) is recommended to fully participate in the activities. During the meeting, we will use various Zoom features for engagement and interacting.
See Daily Objectives and Assignments below.
Daily Objectives and Assignments
- Develop the foundational pieces of a proactive and positive learning climate
- Identify evidence-based strategies to improve climate
- Download and print forms 3A (Leadership Traits that Engender Trust), 3B (Guidelines for Effective Feedback), and 3C (Analysis of Staff Needs Worksheet)
- Also download the STOIC Schoolwide Checklist
- Identify strategies to build trusting relationships with all stakeholders
- Learn how we can work more effectively with staff, students, and parents when we keep the idea of meeting basic needs in mind.
Homework for Session II
- Complete 4B (Effective Decision Making)
- Download and print a copy of the Schoolwide Behavior Plan Template
- Developing the Schoolwide Behavior Plan
- Establishing a Leadership Team
- Learn to use The Improvement Cycle
- Ensuring that Common Areas and Common Policies are clear and explicitly taught to staff and students
Homework for Session III
- Skim pages 337-397 (Handling the Special Challenges of School Leadership). Use the attached form to respond to any 1 or 2 of the challenges that you are particularly interested in learning more about.
- Download Forms 9D ( Staff Responses to Mild/Moderate Misbehavior) and Form 9H (Guidelines for Implementing Corrective Consequences Effectively)
- Examine a process to increase consistency in responding to student misbehavior
- Learn how the Leadership Team can assist to facilitate the process
Leadership in Behavior Support
Click here to download and print a fillable PDF that you can use to respond to these questions.
- Handling Disagreements
- What will your SBP reflect regarding the handling of disagreements?
- How will this be communicated to staff?
- Dealing with Difficult Situations
- How could you address a reluctant staff member (have a difficult conversation)using the information from the STOIC framework?
- Do you see a benefit in using the framework as tool to promote staff buy-in?
- Ensuring Safety
- How do the recommendations from LBS compare with your district/school safety plan?
- Are safety plans documented for all staff? How are substitutes made aware of safety plans?
- Analyze Bullying Data/Policy
- Does your school/district have an Antibullying Policy? How does it compare with the recommendations in LBS?
- How are stakeholders (staff, students, families) informed about the Anti bullying policy?
- Analyze Attendance Data/Policy
- Does your school/district have an updated, comprehensive attendance policy?
- Does your school/district identify chronic absenteeism as a priority?
- Personal Electronics Use
- Does your school/district have a Personal Electronics Use policy?
- How is the policy taught and enforced?
Susan Isaacs began her career in education teaching children with emotional and behavior disorders. For over 17 years, she worked with this student population in both elementary and secondary schools.
In 1994, she took a position as a behavior consultant for the Kentucky Behavior Consultant Network, which evolved into the Model Schools Program: Kentucky Behavior Initiative, and later the Kentucky Instructional Discipline and Supports (K.I.D.S.) project. In this role, she worked with school teams throughout the state guiding the implementation of schoolwide positive discipline policies.