Purpose: Administrators support SW-PBS through prioritizing SW-PBS as an improvement goal, actively participating in school/district SW-PBS Leadership Teams, publicly supporting SW-PBS through communication and action and behaviors, providing resources to support SW-PBS activities, dedicates time to SW-PBS professional development activities, and supports the decisions of the SW-PBS Leadership Team.
Examples of Administrative Leadership Include:
- Make SW-PBS a priority school improvement goal
- Write SW-PBS into school policy
- Model SW-PBS practices
- Incorporate SW-PBS practices into staff evaluation and walk-throughs.
- Provide support/training for all staff in building.
- Provide feedback to staff on their use of SW-PBS practices.
- Provide financial support and time for SW-PBS team and activities.
- Acknowledge the use of SW-PBS practices by staff
- Establish a representative team including teacher leaders, support staff, etc.
- Recruit and support the SW-PBS Coach.
- Prioritize time for SW-PBS team meetings
- Acknowledge efforts of SW-PBS Team.
- State frequent and public support for SW-PBS with all staff, parents and students.
- Make SW-PBS a standard faculty meeting agenda item.
- Provide ongoing information about building SW-PBS goals and activities all stakeholders
- Communicate the expectation that teachers teach and recognize social skills lessons
- Communicate the expectation that aligned rules and expectations are posted in all locations
- Support the establishment of systems for providing tangible recognition tied to specific positive feedback to students who follow the expectations.
- Support teachers in using the building process for addressing behavior violations.
- Establish a data collection & reporting procedures that provides complete and accurate student behavior information.
- Regularly use data for decision-making.
Web Based Resources for Administrative Leadership
The High School PBS Monograph has a chapter by Dr. Beverly Kasper: Loyola University of Chicago entitled Administrative Support and Roles for Implementation of Positive Behavior Support in High Schools. (see citation below)
Bohanon-Edmonson, H., Flannery, K.B., Eber, L., & Sugai, G. (2004) Positive Behavior Support in High Schools: Monograph from the 2004 Illinois High School Forum of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. University of Oregon unpublished manuscript.
Print Based Resources for Administrative Leadership
Colvin, G. & Sprick, R. (1999). Providing administrative leadership for effective behavior support: Ten strategies for principals. Effective School Practices, 17(4), 65-71.