Coaching Educators to Use Evidence-Based Practices Through Specialized PBIS

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 2,9
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. identify evidence-based practices for preventing challenging behavior in the classroom.
  2. describe the core features of behavioral skills training, a research supported approach to training and coaching.
  3. list the critical features of providing effective performance feedback.
  4. identify at least two benefits of a specialized PBIS system designed to increase use of evidence-based practices.


This presentation will provide an overview of a specialized PBIS model designed to increase use of evidence-based practices through a behavioral skills training approach to coaching in the classroom. Participants will gain knowledge about evidence-based classroom management strategies to reduce challenging behavior, how to effectively coach teachers and classroom staff to use these practices, and how classroom observation data can be used to support coaching and monitor outcomes.



Megan R. Joy, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Ryan M. Biemuller, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Todd A. Harris, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health


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