Addressing Challenging Behaviors

Win Win Discipline

Positive Behavior Support is a systems approach to designing effective teaching and learning environments. This approach allows schools a means to preventively address behaviors that interfere with learning.  The Department of Exceptional Education offers this training. Further, the Department of Staff Development has created 3 packaged training units for administrators or teacher leaders to utilize with large or small group training at the building level.  Finally, the Department of Non-Traditional Programs offers sessions for leaders and teachers on the topic. 

Win-Win Discipline is a classroom management program based on building blocks. The three pillars support the foundation of the program. The pillars are same-side, collaborative solutions and learned responsibility. The ultimate goal of the pillars is to lead the disruptive student to critical new learning. The student learns more responsible behaviors, so disruptions are less likely in the future. Win-Win Discipline categorizes disruptions as ABCD Disruptions: Aggression, Breaking the Rules, Confrontation and Disengagement and as Seven Positions: Attention-Seeking, Avoiding Failure, Angry, Control-Seeking, Energetic, Bored and Uninformed. The type of disruption as well as the position allows teachers to select specific strategies for the behaviors. The final building blocks of Win-Win Discipline are preventative procedures, moment-of-disruption strategies and follow-up strategies. Preventative strategies are maintained on an ongoing basis. Moment-of-disruption strategies are simple step-by-step proven response sequences that structure the interaction of the student with the teacher and/or curriculum. Follow-up strategies are meetings or chats with individual students or the whole class following a disruption or series of disruptions.

Addressing Challenging Behavior Video