Strategies for Reluctant Learners. Heather Peshak George, Ph.D. Carie English, Ph.D. University of South Florida. Topics. Current research Readiness Tools Better preparing schools and districts Successful activities with reluctant to change or low performers Schools Faculty.
Strategies forReluctant Learners
Heather Peshak George, Ph.D.
Carie English, Ph.D.
University of South Florida
Reasons for Attrition
Childs, K., Kimhan, C.K., & Kincaid, D. (2007). Examining Reasons for Attrition from Implementing an Evidence Based Program in Florida’s Schools, Fourth International Conference on Positive Behavior Support, Boston, MA.
Kincaid, D., Childs, K., Wallace, F, & Blase, K. (2007). Identifying Barriers and Facilitators in Implementing School-wide Positive Behavior Support, Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions 9(3), 174-184.
School-Wide Implementation Factors (SWIF)
Cohen, Rachel (2006). Implementing School-wide Positive Behavior Support: Influence of Socio-Cultural, Academic, Behavioral and Implementation of Process Variables. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
High Implementing Schools
Low Implementing Schools
Lack of implementation fidelity - demonstration of outcomes
Developing effective reward systems
Collaborating with district & other schools
Knowledge of next steps
SES School size
Ethnicity Teacher: student ratio
Student stability Teacher education
% w/ disability % Out-of-field teachers
Effective team functioning
% students who received an:
in-school suspension (ISS)
out-of-school suspension (OSS)
office discipline referral (ODR)
below grade level in reading
*In the year prior to beginning implementation
How People Learn
Average retention rate
National Training Laboratories –Bethel Maine
Visibility & Political Support
Gerald Adams Elementary School