8. Effective Classroom Practice

The goal of effective classroom management is not creating “perfect” children, but providing the perfect environment for enhancing their growth, using research-based strategies that guide students toward increasingly responsible and motivated behavior.

~ Sprick, Knight, Reinke & McKale, 2006 

 Introduction to The Effective Classroom Practices

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The Effective Classroom Practices offer research based strategies for increasing instructional time and student engagement. Missouri SW-PBS has created modules to assist teachers as they learn these  strategies.

The resources on this page are intended to supplement MO SW-PBS regional Tier 1 training. 

Component Outcomes:

  • Explain to others the power of positive and proactive strategies in establishing an effective classroom learning environment.
  • Clarify expectations and procedures for your classroom, as presented in Chapter 3.
  • Teach and encourage appropriate classroom behavior, and discourage inappropriate classroom behavior, as presented in Chapters 4-6.
  • Demonstrate active supervision of the classroom.
  • Incorporate multiple opportunities to respond into your classroom teaching.
  • Selectively use activity sequencing and choice as needed to maintain student engagement.Consider and adjust task difficulty to increase student success and diminish problem behavior.

Tier 1 Workbook Chapter

Tier 1 Workbook Ch. 8: Effective Classroom Practices (2016)

Effective Classroom Practice Resources

Overview of Effective Classroom Practices (2016)

T1 Ch. 8_Artifacts and-or Materials (2016)

T1 Ch. 8_Classroom Active Supervision Assessment (2016)

T1 Ch. 8_Walk Through or Brief Observation (2016)

T1 Ch. 8_MO SW-PBS Teacher Self-Assessment of the Effective Classroom Practices (2016)

T1 Ch. 8_In-depth Classroom Observation by Time (2016)

T1 Ch. 8_In-depth Classroom Observation by Frequency (2016)

MO SW-PBS Classroom Walk Through Observation updated August 2012


Effective Classroom Practices Training Materials

1. Classroom Expectations (Content Acquisition Podcast) Training Video and Module
2. Classroom Procedures and Routines (Content Acquisition Podcast) Training Video and Module
3. Classroom Encouraging Expected Behaviors (Content Acquisition Podcast) Training Video and Module

4. Classroom Discouraging Inappropriate Behaviors Part 1 (Content Acquisition Podcast)

Part 2 (Content Acquisition Podcast)

Training Video and Module
5. Classroom  Active Supervision (Content Acquisition Podcast) Training Module
6. Classroom Opportunities to Respond (Content Acquisition Podcast) Training Module
7. Classroom Activity Sequencing and Choice (Content Acquisition Podcast) Training Module
8. Classroom Task Difficulty (Content Acquisition Podcast) Training Module

 Additional Resources

University  of Louisville Video Exemplars of Effective  Classroom Practices

Anita Archer Resources on  Direct Instruction


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