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.

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8.0 MO SW-PBS Tier 1 Workbook Ch 8 ClassroomEffective Classroom Practice chapter from the MO SW-PBS Tier 1 Team Workbook.
8.1 MO SW-PBS Teacher Self-Assessment of the Effective Classroom PracticesShort Teacher Self-Assessment to assess implementation fidelity of the Effective Classroom Practices.
8.2 Introduction to Effective Classroom PracticesTraining PowerPoint –
An Overview: Effective Classroom Practices
8.3 Artifacts and/or MaterialsWalkthrough tool designed to check for artifacts and/or materials related to expectations & rules and procedures & routines.
8.4 Walk Through or Brief ObservationWalkthrough tool designed to observe teacher practices related to expectations & rules and procedures & routines.
8.5 In-depth Classroom Observation by FrequencyObservation 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.
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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 RulesTeacher 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 RulesTraining PowerPoint –
Classroom Expectations and Rules
ECP1.5 Rules Writing Worksheet ExampleExample completed worksheet for writing classroom rules that follow OMPUA.
ECP1.6 Rules Writing Activity Classroom Rules WorksheetWorksheet for writing classroom rules that follow OMPUA.
ECP1.7 Classroom Rules Self-AssessmentTeacher self-assessment to review existing classroom expectations and rules to ensure they meet the OMPUA guidelines.
ECP1.8 Plan to Create and Teach Classroom RulesWorksheet 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 RoutinesTeacher 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 RoutinesTraining PowerPoint –
Classroom Procedures and Routines
ECP2.5 Lists of Classroom ProceduresLists of classroom activities that could benefit from a clearly developed procedure.
ECP2.6 Practice Writing Classroom ProceduresWorksheet 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 BehaviorTeacher 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 BehaviorTraining PowerPoint –
Classroom Encouraging Expected Behavior
ECP3.5 Roleplay Examples Positive FeedbackExamples of Specific Positive Feedback to use for roleplay practice.
ECP3.6 Menu of Classroom ReinforcersExample menu of reinforcers organized by function of behavior.
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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 BehaviorTeacher 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 BehaviorTraining PowerPoint – Classroom Discouraging Inappropriate Behavior
ECP4.6 Effective Re-Directs WorksheetWorksheet to practice developing effective re-directs based on specific inappropriate behaviors.
ECP4.7 Practice Selecting Techniques to Effectively Address Inappropriate BehaviorWorksheet to practice selecting techniques to address inappropriate behavior.
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ECP5.1 Teacher Tool – Classroom Active SupervisionTeacher Tool for Classroom Active Supervision that includes a summary of the practice, research, implementation examples, and a self-assessment.
ECP5.2 Classroom Module Active SupervisionTraining PowerPoint –
Classroom Active Supervision
ECP5.3 Components of Active SupervisionActivity with a scenario provided to identify the components of Active Supervision.
ECP5.4 Active Supervision Personal ReflectionPersonal reflection worksheet to assist in incorporating Active Supervision into classroom instruction.
ECP5.5 Classroom Active Supervision AssessmentTeacher self-assessment to review current implementation of Active Supervision components.
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ECP6.1 Teacher Tool – Classroom Opportunities to RespondTeacher 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 RespondTraining PowerPoint – Classroom Opportunities to Respond
ECP6.3 Guided Notes Opportunities to RespondGuided notes to be used with Classroom Module Opportunities to Respond.
ECP6.4 Review of Opportunity to Respond StrategiesHandout that can be used to review the Opportunity to Respond strategies.
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ECP7.1 Teacher Tool – Classroom Activity Sequencing and Offering ChoiceTeacher 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 ChoiceTraining PowerPoint – Classroom Activity Sequencing & Offering Choice
ECP7.3 Task Interspersal Personal ReflectionPerson reflection worksheet to help Identify ways to mix mastered material in with new material in each activity or assignment.
ECP7.4 Student Choice ActivitiesScenario provided with different types of choices; includes personal reflection.
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ECP8.1 Teacher Tool Classroom Task DifficultyTeacher 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 DifficultyTraining PowerPoint – Classroom Activity Sequencing & Offering Choice
ECP8.3 Task Difficulty Personal ReflectionPerson reflection worksheet to help Identify ways to mix mastered material in with new material in each activity or assignment.
ECP8.4 Task Difficulty Example VignettesScenario provided with different types of choices; includes personal reflection.
ECP8.5 Addressing Task Difficulty in Your ClassroomWorksheet to identify ways Task Difficulty strategies can be incorporated into classroom instruction.