Unlearning Gun Violence - The New York Times
Assessed the effects of a proactive instructional approach to school-wide discipline in common areas of an urban elementary school of 555 students on the social interactions of students and referrals for disciplinary action. Results show a clear improvement in social behavior that was maintained throughout the experiment.
Violence is learned. It can be unlearned. - …
A book chapter in the book "Effective interventions for classrooms, schools, and communities: Making a difference in the lives of students with learning and behavioral problems."
The implementation of a school-wide discipline plan based on the Effective Behavior Support model in nine elementary and middle schools, in addition to the Second Step violence prevention curriculum, resulted in reductions of discipline referrals, improved social skill knowledge, improved school operations, and motivation to continue with the intervention.
Is Domestic Violence a Learned Behavior? / myLot
School discipline is a growing concern in the United States. Educators frequently are faced with discipline problems ranging from infrequent but extreme problems (e.g., shootings) to less severe problems that occur at high frequency (e.g., bullying, insubordination, tardiness, and fighting). Unfortunately, teachers report feeling ill prepared to deal effectively with discipline problems in schools. Further, research suggests that many commonly used strategies, such as suspension, expulsion, and other reactive strategies, are not effective for ameliorating discipline problems and may, in fact, make the situation worse. The principles and technology of behavior analysis have been demonstrated to be extremely effective for decreasing problem behavior and increasing social skills exhibited by school children. Recently, these principles and techniques have been applied at the level of the entire school, in a movement termed "schoolwide positive behavior support". In this paper we review the tenets of schoolwide positive behavior support, demonstrating the relation between this technology and applied behavior analysis.
Activist: Violence is learned behavior - CNN Video
The behavior and reading improvement center at the University of North Carolina provides examples of positive unified behavior system (PUBS) in the video clip. The PUBS implies 1) unified positive attitude, 2) unified clear expectations, 3) unified positive corrective teaching, and 4) unified team approach.
Learned Behavior and Domestic Violence
The presentation was made to provide information on 1) current status of SWPBS, 2) what we are learning about sustaining SWPBS over time, 3) linking Behavior Support and Academic Supports, and 4) updates on current research. The content also includes recommendations, important themes, effective implementation of SWPBS, lessons from current implementation cases.