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DITCH THE CLIP! Why Clip Charts Are Not a PBIS Practice and What to Do Instead

Clip charts have been a common classroom strategy for many years. Once considered an effective tool for displaying behavioral progress and adherence to classroom rules, they may not be as helpful as once thought. In this practice brief, we describe how such strategies are inconsistent with a PBIS approach and, more importantly, can be harmful. We also provide alternative strategies that are evidence based and more likely to improve student behavior while promoting a safe, positive classroom.

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Classroom PBIS

Mental Health/Social-Emotional Well-Being

School-Wide

Published:

February 5, 2020

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Keywords:

Behavior
Implementation
Trauma

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Citation:

McIntosh, K., Sugai, G., & Simonsen, B. (February, 2020). Ditch the Clip! Why Clip Charts Are Not a PBIS Practice and What to Do Instead. Center on PBIS, University of Oregon. www.pbis.org.

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