A Schoolwide Approach to Student Discipline


Professor Hill Walker has identified three challenges to handling disruptive student behavior: prevention, at-risk programs, and high-intensity interventions. Principals should beware administrative traps: getting tough is enough, targeting a few difficult students, seeking quick fixes, finding one powerful trick, revering outside experts, and believing more is better.


  • Robert H. Horner
  • Howard F. Horner
  • George Sugai

Prevention Level

  • Primary


  • Administrators
  • District Contacts
  • PBS Coaches
  • PBS Teams

System Impacts

  • District Team
  • Whole School


  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Mental Health
  • Middle School
  • Systems