You've established a vision for your classroom, generated clear expectations and rules, and spent the first several weeks of school teaching those expectations and rules. As a result, your students are well behaved, respectful, responsible, and motivated. Well, almost...
There are still one or two students who are:
Interventions (2nd ed.) can help teachers, counselors, paraprofessionals, and others who work with challenging students in the planning and implementing of validated, tiered strategies to increase motivation and improve behavior. Each of the 19 chapters in the book discusses a different evidence-based intervention, with information on implementation, sample forms, charts, and data-collection tools. The book includes a CD with reproducibles.
Brilliantly organized and written. Every page is filled with practical, evidence-based solutions to some of the most vexing problems facing teachers in today’s schools. Randy Sprick is one of the most talented educators of our time.
—Don Deshler, Ph.D.,
Director, Center for Research on Learning
Professor of Special Education,
University of Kansas
Dr. Sprick's extensive experience as an educator and purveyor of best practices is apparent in the revised edition of Interventions. He has the unique talent of deconstructing complex ideas into workable, understandable and useful components that translate into teachable processes. Not only does the average school psychologicst benefit from the highly structured interventions, but all intervention staff and especially teachers can successfully use the early-stage practical aplication to behavior management. With increased efforts to address RTI across the nation, the Interventions book successfully integrates the best evidence-based practices with proactical, easy to use approaches to RTI. The revised edition of Interventions couldn't have come at a better time! All school intervention staff, especially teachers, will undoubtedly benefit from Interventions.
—Jose Luis Torres, Ph.D.,
Executive Director, Parent Services, Dallas ISD, TX
Former Dallas ISD Director of Psychological Services
and the Districtwide Implementation of SCS Foundations,
START, and Interventions
A must-have resource for every educator, administrator, and support staff. Interventions is a step by step evidence based blueprint that is practical, easy to understand, use, and implement. Whether PBIS or RTI, this manual has it all—a tiered system of interventions that are universally designed for all students. Randy Sprick has once again provided the field with an incredibly useful and proactive way to set up students, teachers, and parents for success.
—Judy Elliott, Ph.D.,
Chief Academic Officer, Los Angeles Unified School District
Interventions is an easy-to-use guide for planning and implementing behavior management and interventions based on the latest research and time-tested strategies. It is organized locally, speaks in a relaxed and clear voice, and provides specific actions, tools, and reproducible forms for a teacher, school psychologist, counselor, or behavior specialist to use every day."
—Susan Gorin, CAE.
Executive Director, National Association of School Psychologists