Building Strong Schools to Strengthen Student Outcomes
“A key element of teacher retention is teacher recruitment, professional development, mentoring and coaching, and ongoing evaluation. But this is all anchored by effective school and schooling practices that use proven scientific strategies that focus on multi-tiered services from prevention to early intervention to strategic and intensive intervention.”
— Dr. Howie Knoff, CEO of Project ACHIEVE Educational Solutions
Project ACHIEVE helps schools maximize the academic and social, emotional, and behavioral progress and achievement of all students. This is accomplished by implementing effective multi-tiered support systems — especially for students demonstrating academic and behavioral difficulties.
Three online courses available now:
This course focuses on how students’ social, emotional, and behavioral skills significantly contribute to their academic engagement and performance by discussing the importance of social skills instruction for all students from preschool through high school.
Using the evidence-based Stop & Think Social Skills Program and its focus on teaching interpersonal, social problem solving, conflict prevention and resolution, and emotional control and coping skills, the course discusses (a) how to choose and implement a social skills program as part of a school-wide Social-Emotional Learning/ Positive Behavioral Support (SEL/PBSS) program; (b) what social skills are most important, and how to teach them in a regular classroom setting; (c) how to apply social skills instruction to the classroom and building routines, and to prevent teasing, taunting, bullying, harassment, hazing, and physical aggression; and (d) how to successfully use social skills instruction as part of a multi-tiered process for special education and other students with more challenging or significant behavioral problems.
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This seven-session (with two Bonus Sessions) professional development video-course provides everything that districts and schools need to evaluate, redesign, and implement their own successful multi-tiered systems of support.
Designed for district and school administrators, student service and special education directors, and related services personnel, this is accomplished by providing field-tested, step by step information on how (a) to implement a sequential MTSS process with decision rules on involving consultants, early intervention specialists, the MTSS Building-level Team, and services for students with disabilities; (b) to establish a well-functioning MTSS Building-level Team; (c) to use a science-to-practice data-based problem-solving process to analyze struggling students; and how (d) to link functional assessment results to high probability of success academic or social, emotional, and behavioral interventions.
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This four-session video-course is for administrators, general and special education teachers, related service professionals (counselors, educational/school psychologists, social workers), and other interested educators or clinicians.
The course differentiates between anxiety, stress, and trauma, and discuss how students’ emotional “triggers” result in fight, flight, or freeze responses. We talk about ways to teach students emotional self-regulation in the classroom so that they learn how to prevent and prepare for stressful situations. And, we address how to analyze why some students still have difficulties, and what cognitive-behavioral interventions our mental health professionals may need to consider. All of this is adapted for both general and special education classrooms.
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LATEST ARTICLES & PODCASTS WITH DR. HOWIE KNOFF:
Dr. Howie Knoff is an internationally known innovator
and hands-on practitioner in the areas of:
- School Improvement and Turn-Around, Strategic Planning and Organizational Development
- School Discipline, Classroom Management, and Student Self-Management (PBIS/PBSS/SEL)
- Differentiated Academic Instruction and Academic Interventions for Struggling Students
- Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Instruction and Strategic and Intensive Interventions for Challenging Students
- Multi-tiered (MTSS/RtI) Services and Supports
- Effective Professional Development and On-Site Consultation and Technical Assistance
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Dr. Howie Knoff is the CEO of Project ACHIEVE Educational Solutions, and he has implemented his innovative school improvement strategies—through his award-winning Project ACHIEVE program—in thousands of schools or districts over the past 40 years. An expert on school safety and discipline, classroom management and school-wide SEL systems, student engagement and achievement, and interventions with behaviorally challenging students, Dr. Knoff was a tenured Full Professor (22 years at the University of South Florida and SUNY-Albany), and the Director of the federally-funded State Personnel Development/State Improvement Grant for the Arkansas Department of Education for 13 years. There, he was responsible (with his staff) for guiding the implementation of school improvement, PBIS, and MTSS services and supports to districts and schools across the state.
Project ACHIEVE was designated an evidence-based model prevention program by U.S. Department of Health & Human Service’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2000. Beyond its on-site services, Project ACHIEVE implementation is facilitated by an extensive array of Monographs, Technical Manuals, on-line courses and professional development offerings, other publications and software supports, and virtual PLCs. One of Project ACHIEVE’s primary “anchors” is the best-selling Stop & Think Social Skills Program for both school and home implementation.