The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) just released a technical report on reducing distruptive behaviors.
Legislation required OSPI to work with a panel of experts to identify and develop a menu of best practices and strategies for reducing disruptive behavior.
The table below shows a quick summary of the practices that are proven to be effective in strengthening student educational outcomes, as determined by the expert panel.
Not all behavior intervention strategies work all of the time with all students. The expert panel, in their deliberations, strongly voiced the importance of ensuring that each of the intervention strategies and best practices described in the menu be designed to meet the diverse needs of students and be implemented with fidelity.
Educators must engage in a process of observation, analysis, action, and reflection in their classrooms regardless of the interventions chosen. This approach helps solve problems as they arise, and can ensure that the interventions chosen by the teacher or district have a greater chance of succeeding.
Source: OSPI, July 2015