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6. Schoolwide Approach

Implement schoolwide strategies that are evidence-based and aligned with school needs and goals.

Adopting a systemwide approach to addressing behavior issues in schools can help prevent problem behaviors as well as increase positive social interactions. Approaching the problem from a whole-school perspective requires collaboration and coordination among school leadership, teachers, and other school staff. A schoolwide approach can be an effective way to reduce behavior problems and promote positive social interactions. An effective schoolwide approach may be facilitated and monitored by a leadership team. The approach should focus on reinforcing positive behavior rather than using punitive tactics for disciplinary infractions.