Tier 1 Effective Classroom Practices

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MO SW-PBS has identified Eight Effective Classroom Practices that have been shown to increase the likelihood of appropriate behavior and decrease problem behavior while increasing academic learning time.

MO SW-PBS Eight Effective Classroom Practices

Together, these eight practices impact academic learning time and ultimately student achievement while ensuring a positive learning environment. Implementing these evidence-based practices has been shown to maximize learning for all students while minimizing discipline problems.

The Effective Classroom Practices offer research based strategies for increasing instructional time and student engagement, while decreasing the likelihood that problem behavior occurs. MO SW-PBS Schools train all staff to implement these practices with fidelity.

Tool Description
8.0 MO SW-PBS Tier 1 Workbook Ch 8 Classroom Effective Classroom Practice chapter from the MO SW-PBS Tier 1 Team Workbook.
8.1 MO SW-PBS Teacher Self-Assessment of the Effective Classroom Practices Short Teacher Self-Assessment to assess implementation fidelity of the Effective Classroom Practices.
8.2 Introduction to Effective Classroom Practices Training PowerPoint –
An Overview: Effective Classroom Practices
8.3 Artifacts and/or Materials Walkthrough tool designed to check for artifacts and/or materials related to expectations & rules and procedures & routines.
8.4 Walk Through or Brief Observation Walkthrough tool designed to observe teacher practices related to expectations & rules and procedures & routines.
8.5 In-depth Classroom Observation by Frequency Observation tool to record the number of times within a 10-20 minutes that an identified strategy is observed.
8.6 In-depth Classroom Observation by Time  Observation tool to record the number of times within a 10-20 minutes that the identified strategy is observed.
Tool Description
ECP1.1 Classroom Expectations and Rules Content Acquisition Podcast
Introductory video on Classroom Expectations and Rules.
ECP1.2 Classroom Expectations and Rules Training Video
Training video on Classroom Expectations and Rules that includes classroom implementation examples and interviews with teachers.
ECP1.3 Teacher Tool – Classroom Expectations and Rules Teacher Tool for Classroom Expectations and Rules that includes a summary of the practice, research, implementation examples, and a self-assessment.
ECP1.4 Classroom Module Expectations and Rules Training PowerPoint –
Classroom Expectations and Rules
ECP1.5 Rules Writing Worksheet Example Example completed worksheet for writing classroom rules that follow OMPUA.
ECP1.6 Rules Writing Activity Classroom Rules Worksheet Worksheet for writing classroom rules that follow OMPUA.
ECP1.7 Classroom Rules Self-Assessment Teacher self-assessment to review existing classroom expectations and rules to ensure they meet the OMPUA guidelines.
ECP1.8 Plan to Create and Teach Classroom Rules Worksheet to develop a plan to create and teach classroom expectations and rules.
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ECP2.1 Classroom Procedures and Routines Content Acquisition Podcast
Introductory video on Classroom Procedures and Routines.
ECP2.2 Classroom Procedures and Routines Training Video
Training video on Classroom Procedures and Routines that includes classroom implementation examples and interviews with teachers.
ECP2.3 Teacher Tool – Classroom Procedures and Routines Teacher Tool for Classroom Procedures and Routines that includes a summary of the practice, research, implementation examples, and a self-assessment.
ECP2.4 Classroom Module Procedures and Routines Training PowerPoint –
Classroom Procedures and Routines
ECP2.5 Lists of Classroom Procedures Lists of classroom activities that could benefit from a clearly developed procedure.
ECP2.6 Practice Writing Classroom Procedures Worksheet to practice writing high quality classroom procedures.
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ECP3.1 Classroom Encouraging Expected Behavior Content Acquisition Podcast
Introductory video on Classroom Encouraging Expected Behavior.
ECP3.2 Classroom Encouraging Expected Behavior Training Video
Training video on Classroom Encouraging Expected Behavior that includes classroom implementation examples and interviews with teachers.
ECP3.3 Teacher Tool – Classroom Encouraging Expected Behavior Teacher Tool for Classroom Encouraging Expected Behavior that includes a summary of the practice, research, implementation examples, and a self-assessment.
ECP3.4 Classroom Module Encouraging Expected Behavior Training PowerPoint –
Classroom Encouraging Expected Behavior
ECP3.5 Roleplay Examples Positive Feedback Examples of Specific Positive Feedback to use for roleplay practice.
ECP3.6 Menu of Classroom Reinforcers Example menu of reinforcers organized by function of behavior.
Tool Description
ECP4.1 Classroom Discouraging Inappropriate Behavior Content Acquisition Podcasts, Parts I and II
Introductory videos on Classroom Discouraging Inappropriate Behavior.
ECP4.3 Classroom Discouraging Inappropriate Behavior Training Video
Training video on Classroom Discouraging Inappropriate Behavior that includes classroom implementation examples and interviews with teachers.
ECP4.4 Teacher Tool – Classroom Discouraging Inappropriate Behavior Teacher Tool for Classroom Discouraging Inappropriate Behavior that includes a summary of the practice, research, implementation examples, and a self-assessment.
ECP4.5 Classroom Module Discouraging Inappropriate Behavior Training PowerPoint – Classroom Discouraging Inappropriate Behavior
ECP4.6 Effective Re-Directs Worksheet Worksheet to practice developing effective re-directs based on specific inappropriate behaviors.
ECP4.7 Practice Selecting Techniques to Effectively Address Inappropriate Behavior Worksheet to practice selecting techniques to address inappropriate behavior.
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ECP5.1 Teacher Tool – Classroom Active Supervision Teacher Tool for Classroom Active Supervision that includes a summary of the practice, research, implementation examples, and a self-assessment.
ECP5.2 Classroom Module Active Supervision Training PowerPoint –
Classroom Active Supervision
ECP5.3 Components of Active Supervision Activity with a scenario provided to identify the components of Active Supervision.
ECP5.4 Active Supervision Personal Reflection Personal reflection worksheet to assist in incorporating Active Supervision into classroom instruction.
ECP5.5 Classroom Active Supervision Assessment Teacher self-assessment to review current implementation of Active Supervision components.
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ECP6.1 Teacher Tool – Classroom Opportunities to Respond Teacher Tool for Classroom Opportunities to Respond that includes a summary of the practice, research, implementation examples, and a self-assessment.
ECP6.2 Classroom Module Opportunities to Respond Training PowerPoint – Classroom Opportunities to Respond
ECP6.3 Guided Notes Opportunities to Respond Guided notes to be used with Classroom Module Opportunities to Respond.
ECP6.4 Review of Opportunity to Respond Strategies Handout that can be used to review the Opportunity to Respond strategies.
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ECP7.1 Teacher Tool – Classroom Activity Sequencing and Offering Choice Teacher Tool for Classroom Activity Sequencing & Offering Choice that includes a summary of the practice, research, implementation examples, and a self-assessment.
ECP7.2 Classroom Module Activity Sequencing and Offering Choice Training PowerPoint – Classroom Activity Sequencing & Offering Choice
ECP7.3 Task Interspersal Personal Reflection Person reflection worksheet to help Identify ways to mix mastered material in with new material in each activity or assignment.
ECP7.4 Student Choice Activities Scenario provided with different types of choices; includes personal reflection.
Tool Description
ECP8.1 Teacher Tool Classroom Task Difficulty Teacher Tool for Classroom Activity Sequencing & Offering Choice that includes a summary of the practice, research, implementation examples, and a self-assessment.
ECP8.2 Classroom Module Task Difficulty Training PowerPoint – Classroom Activity Sequencing & Offering Choice
ECP8.3 Task Difficulty Personal Reflection Person reflection worksheet to help Identify ways to mix mastered material in with new material in each activity or assignment.
ECP8.4 Task Difficulty Example Vignettes Scenario provided with different types of choices; includes personal reflection.
ECP8.5 Addressing Task Difficulty in Your Classroom Worksheet to identify ways Task Difficulty strategies can be incorporated into classroom instruction.