Randy Sprick's Safe & Civil Schools, Practical Solutions, Positive Results!

Randy Sprick's Safe & Civil Schools – Practical Solutions, Positive Results!


Safe & Civil Schools has just been listed in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

Many of you have asked, "Are you evidence based?" This is a great question and the answer has been "yes," but now the answer is "YES!" NREPP has reviewed research on Safe & Civil Schools implementations and found the research to be not only valid but of high quality. NREPP is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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The TRENDS® Climate and Safety Surveys from Dr. Randy Sprick help you collect, manage, and use data to drive the decisions you must make to implement effective behavioral RTI and guide your school improvement efforts. Until recently, this powerful tool has been offered exclusively through the TRENDS Data Management System. Now it is available as a stand-alone instrument to measure staff, student, and parent perceptions of your school climate.

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Be Consistent
By Randy Sprick

By now, most schools have finished testing and thoughts are turning toward summertime activities. Students (and teachers) are counting the days! In order to maintain an effective classroom, it is important to maintain consistency in your behavioral expectations.

With all of the enticements of freedom looming just ahead, you can be sure there will be a tendency for students to misbehave—and for teachers to relax their enforcement of the rules. This means you may have to rein things in a bit. Staying consistent is key to managing student behavior.

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Safe & Civil Schools began working with Youth Guidance to provide training to staff from Chicago Public Schools (CPS) in the spring of 2011. Since then, many teachers have attended workshops in the Safe & Civil Schools classroom management approach (CHAMPS and Discipline in the Secondary Classroom).

In this edition of our newsletter, we are partnering with the Youth Development & Positive Behavior Supports Office at CPS to feature news from Chicago.

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