Positive Behavior Support (Randy Sprick, Safe and Civil Schools)

April 23, 2009

9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Presented by:Randy Sprick, President, Safe and Civil Schools
JRP Hall Room 150
University of Kansas

In this presentation, Randy Sprick will review his 30 years of work exploring student behavior in the classroom. Randy’s Safe and Civil Schools Series (www.safeandcivilschools.com) is a comprehensive set of practical materials designed to help schools improve the safety and civility of all their school settings. The positive behavior support procedures embodied in these activities and teacher-support materials involve three broad types of interventions: (a) proactive, (b) positive, and (c) instructional interventions. These three types of interventions provide a framework for school personnel to identify variables they can manipulate to encourage responsible student behavior.

Randy Sprick is an educational consultant and trainer in Eugene, Oregon. Each year, he presents practical and entertaining workshops to over 15,000 teachers and administrators throughout the United States and Canada.

Much of his work involves helping teachers, principals, and other staff set up schools and classrooms that encourage student responsibility and motivation, while humanely and effectively helping misbehaving students learn to behave in more responsible ways.

As the primary author for the Safe & Civil Schools series, Randy has produced numerous articles, books, and multimedia programs that assist school personnel in dealing with the issues of discipline and classroom management. His most recent publications include Interventions 2nd Edition: Evidence-Based Behavioral Strategies for Individual Students (2008) and Coaching Classroom Management: A Toolkit for Administrators and Coaches (2007). Randy is currently working on a companion volume to Interventions. The new book, Behavioral Response to Intervention, will be available in the spring of 2009.

Randy an adjunct faculty member at the University of Oregon. He is a past president of the Association for Direct Instruction (ADI) and in July 2006, he was inducted into the Association’s Hall of Fame. Randy also received the CEC’s J. E. Wallace Wallin Special Education Lifetime Achievement Award in April 2007.

Randy is the director of Teaching Strategies, Inc. and the lead consultant for Safe & Civil Schools.


M.S. in Special Education, University of Oregon

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Supervision, University of Oregon