The Evolution of Discipline Practices: School-Wide Positive Behavior Supports


Proposes that the current problem behavior of students in elementary and middle schools requires a preventive, whole-school approach based on positive behavior support. The features of positive behavior support are defined, and the application to whole-school intervention articulated. The steps used to implement school-wide positive behavior support in over 500 schools are described.


Child and Family Behavior Therapy from the Haworth Press


  • Robert H. Horner
  • George Sugai

Prevention Level

  • Primary


  • Administrators
  • District Contacts
  • PBS Coaches
  • PBS Teams

System Impact

  • Whole School


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