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Posted: Dec 20, 2021| Categories: Uncategorized

This is the second of a multi-segment series in which NCSS’ Amy Irish was consulted for her expertise.

By Christina Guessferd

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Preventing classroom conflicts before they start– that’s the idea behind the PBIS framework, positive behavioral interventions and supports.

It’s a multitiered, schoolwide model to address the social, emotional and behavioral needs of students.

The three levels of support per the PBIS model are universal, targeted and intensive.

The PBIS model says about 80% of students are expected to succeed with just tier 1 universal supports.

But disruptive, concerning and violent behaviors are running rampant in many schools.

So how can schools support the growing number of students who are struggling beyond what classroom teachers are taught to handle?

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