Strategies Related to Behavior & Discipline
In order to identify students who may be at high risk for developing emotional or behavioral problems, many schools have begun to implement universal screening procedures. These screening procedures and the research on which they are based are described here. For detailed information click on the "Topic Brief" button to the right, and for examples of specific behavior screening procedures click on the "Resource Brief" button to the right.
Screening briefs were updated in March (2017), download the PDFs for the newest versions!
Strategy Briefs for Behavior and Discipline
The Strategy Briefs listed below can be used to improve student behavior at school, and reduce the use of exclusionary discipline. Many of these strategies overlap with those for graduation and dropout, as they have lead to positive outcomes in both of these areas. Strategies can be used for individual student planning, or school improvement planning. Each Brief identifies the tier of intervention for that strategy.
Click at right for lists of strategy briefs related to Behavior and Discipline organized by tiers of intervention. For information about the purpose and definition of "tiers of intervention," click here.
- Includes Program - "Three Anger Management Programs"
Animals in Schools
Before & After School Programs
Bullying Intervention for Bullying Behavior
Bullying Prevention & Intervention
Counseling Intervention - Coming Soon!
Evidence-Based Practices – Coming Soon
Family Group Conferencing
Grade Retention & Demotion
Individual Behavior Plans & Functional Assessment
Lowering Course Grades
- Includes "Resources for Mentoring Program"
Middle to High School Transition Planning
- Includes "Resources for Middle to High School Transition"
Mindfulness – Coming Soon
Mini Courses on Discipline Topics - Coming Soon!
Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports
Pyramid Model for Early Childhood Education
- Includes "Resources for Restorative Practices in Schools"
School Climate & Culture
- Includes "Resources for School Climate & Culture"
School Values & Expectations
School Wide Behavior/Discipline Programs - Coming Soon!
School-Community Collaboration - Coming Soon!
Service Learning & Community Service
Sleep and School
Social Skills Instruction
- Includes "Resources for Social Skills Curricula & Programs"
- Includes "Resources for Suicide Prevention"
- Includes "Resources for Truancy Reduction in Schools"
Trauma-Informed Care – Coming Soon