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Practices are how staff interacts with students. Practices are the evidence-based interventions and strategies that are identified and utilized to meet the goals of a school.

Practices must be:

  • Evidence-based
  • Outcome linked
  • Cultural/contextual adjustments
  • Integrated w/ similar initiatives
  • Doable

Colorado's 8 Practices of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

  • Establish Administrative Leadership: state, district and school leaders' active support
  • Develop Team-Based Implementation: special and general education staff plan and implement
  • Define Behavioral Expectations: concrete, positive behaviors that every student can remember
  • Teach Behavioral Expectations: explain, model, practice and process
  • Acknowledge and Reward Appropriate Behavior: for students and adults
  • Monitor and Correct Behavioral Errors: consistent consequences for a continuum of behaviors
  • Use Information for Decision Making: who, what, when, where and how often
  • Build Parent Collaboration: with schools and community

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