Supporting Positive Student Behavior
Supporting and promoting positive student behavior is critical to the success of any classroom or school. This section contains resources for school counselors as well as information about teaching students how to self-regulate their own behaviors.
Designed for elementary school educators and school- and district-level administrators, this guide from What Works Clearinghouse offers prevention, implementation, and schoolwide strategies that can be used to reduce problematic behavior that interferes with the ability of students to attend to and engage fully in instructional activities.
National Association of School Psychologists
Resources explaining problems with zero tolerance and alternative discipline strategies.
Journal Research Articles
CSCORE does not endorse any of the following research studies. Instead, our goal is to present you with the latest research being conducted. It is up to you to decide if the study is reliable and valid.
Using a Culturally Responsive MTSS Approach to Prepare Black Males for Postsecondary Opportunities
Hines, E. M., Mayes, R. D., Harris, P. C., & Vega, D. (2023). Using a culturally responsive MTSS approach to prepare Black males for postsecondary opportunities. School Psychology Review, 52(3), 357-371.
Supporting all Students: Multitiered Systems of Support from an Antiracist and Critical Race Theory Lens
Edirmanasinghe, N., Goodman-Scott, E., Smith-Durkin, S., & Tarver, S. Z. (2022). Supporting all students: Multitiered systems of support from an antiracist and critical race theory lens. Professional School Counseling, 26(1), 2156759X221109154.
School Counselors’ Leadership Experiences in Multi‐tiered Systems of Support: Prioritizing Relationships and Shaping School Climate
Goodman‐Scott, E., & Ziomek‐Daigle, J. (2022). School counselors’ leadership experiences in multi‐tiered systems of support: Prioritizing relationships and shaping school climate. Journal of Counseling & Development, 100(3), 266-277.
The Case for Universal Mental Health Screening in Schools
Goodman-Scott, E., Donohue, P., & Betters-Bubon, J. (2019). The case for universal mental health screening in schools. Counseling Today, 62(3).
Friendship Club: Development and Implementation of a 12‐week Social Skills Group Curriculum
Tillman, K. S., & Prazak, M. (2019). Friendship Club: Development and implementation of a 12‐week social skills group curriculum. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 19(2), 158-166.
The Impact of a Primary Prevention Program on Preschool Children’s Social–Emotional Competence
Kemple, K. M., Lee, I., & Ellis, S. M. (2019). The impact of a primary prevention program on preschool children’s social–emotional competence. Early Childhood Education Journal, 47(6), 641-652.
A Quasi-Experimental Design Analysis of the Effects of School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports on Discipline in Florida
Gage, N. A., Grasley-Boy, N., Peshak George, H., Childs, K., & Kincaid, D. (2019). A quasi-experimental design analysis of the effects of school-wide positive behavior interventions and supports on discipline in Florida. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 21(1), 50-61.
A Randomized Control trial of the Combination of Two School-Based Universal Preventive Interventions
Ialongo, N. S., Domitrovich, C., Embry, D., Greenberg, M., Lawson, A., Becker, K. D., & Bradshaw, C. (2019). A randomized controlled trial of the combination of two school-based universal preventive interventions. Developmental Psychology, 55(6), 1313-1325.
Integrating a multi-tiered system of supports with comprehensive school counseling programs
Ziomek-Daigle, J., Goodman-Scott, E., Cavin, J., & Donohue, P. (2016). Integrating a multi-tiered system of supports with comprehensive school counseling programs. The Professional Counselor, 6(3).
Aligning Comprehensive School Counseling Programs and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports to Maximize School Counselors’ Efforts
Goodman-Scott, E., Betters-Bubon, J., & Donohue, P. (2015). Aligning comprehensive school counseling programs and positive behavioral interventions and supports to maximize school counselors’ efforts. Professional School Counseling, 19(1), 1096-2409.
Effects of Classroom Embeddedness and Density on the Social Status of Aggressive and Victimized Children
Ahn, H. J., Garandeau, C. F., & Rodkin, P. C. (2010). Effects of classroom embeddedness and density on the social status of aggressive and victimized children. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 30(1), 76-101.
Abstract and Journal Access
Improving Behavior through Differential Reinforcement: A Praise Note System for Elementary School Students
Wheatley, R. K., West, R. P., Charlton, C. T., Sanders, R. B., Smith, T. G., & Taylor, M. J. (2009). Improving behavior through differential reinforcement: A praise note system for elementary school students. Education and treatment of children, 32(4), 551-571.
Abstract and Journal Access
The Classroom Check-Up: A Classwide Teacher Consultation Model for Increasing Praise and Decreasing Disruptive Behavior
Reinke, W. M., Lewis-Palmer, T., & Marrell, K. (2008). The classroom check-up: A classwide teacher consultation model for Increasing praise and decreasing disruptive behavior. School Psychology Review, 37(3), 315-332.
Books & Book Chapters
Goodman-Scott, E., Betters-Bubon, J., Donohue, P., & Olsen, J. (Eds.). (2023). The school counselor’s guide to multi-tiered systems of support. Taylor & Francis.
Hatch, T., Kruger, A., Pablo, N., & Triplett, W. (2019). Hatching tier two and three interventions in your elementary school counseling program. Corwin.
Hatch, T., Duarte, D., & De Gregorio, L. K. (2018). Hatching results for elementary school counseling: Implementing core curriculum and other tier one activities. Corwin.
The Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development at Penn State
The Center focuses on research of at risk youth and how communities can prevent maladaptive behavior by these children. They currently have several projects they are reviewing and reports on previous research.
Promising Practices Network
This web site offers research based information on a variety of programs for children and families. Here you will find programs that have been proven to work as well as programs that are promising in managing behavior and anger.