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Dr. Julianna Carpenter, LSSP

Education Specialist



  • Behavior
  • Mental Health
  • Multi-tiered systems of Support-Behavior
  • Positive Behavior Interventions & Support (PBIS)
  • Disproportionality- Discipline
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Alma Reinhart

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Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports
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Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based three-tiered framework to improve and integrate all of the data, systems, and practices affecting student outcomes every day. PBIS creates schools where all student succeed. 

Tiered Levels of Behavior 
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A tiered approach to behavioral interventions is based on a mental health prevention model of three “tiers” of intervention and is considered best practice. Tiers serve as the framework through which decisions about interventions are made. Most often these three tiers are graphically represented in a triangle diagram. The tiers may help prioritize the type and intensity of interventions for behavior that students receive. 

Multi-tiered Systems of Support

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a systemic, continuous improvement framework in which data-based problem-solving and decision making is practiced across all levels of the educational system for supporting students.

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Classroom Management
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Effective classroom management is something that you can see and feel but defining it is more complex.  When systems are in place in the classroom, a perfect marriage of increased academic success and decreased behavior problems occurs. In turn, the climate and culture of the classroom is one of safety where students can thrive.  Randy Spick, Educational Consultant for Safe and Civil Schools, developed the STOIC framework, a multi-tiered system of prevention and intervention that empowers educators.  

STOIC is an acronym that stands for "five puzzle pieces:"

Structure for success

Teach expectations

Observe systemically

Interact positively

Correct calmly

Disproportionality- Discipline

Major racial disparities in student discipline rates have been documented for decades. Most recently, the 2013-2014 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) documented that black students, who make up 16% of enrollment, accounted for 40% of suspensions nationally. Creating equitable school districts is a goal of The Texas Education Agency and creating an awareness and providing best practices resources is a vital part of remedying the concern. 

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