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  • Focus Area: Organisational Skills | NBSS
    Learning Programme Home NBSS Model of Support Level 3 Individualised Support for a Few Students Focus Area Level 3 Individualised Support for a FEW Students Focus Area Organisational Skills Focus Area Organisational Skills Organisational skills and strategies can be explicitly taught to students All students as part of 1st yr induction can learn practical techniques and strategies to help them handle the organisational challenges of their new school Using colour coded or visual timetables can support some students development of school organisational skills As part of a Check In Check Out system students organisational skills can be developed and acknowledged The Learning Environmental Checklist available on the resources section of the website is a support for teachers concerned with noting and assessing the quality of the environments in which student learning is taking place It covers a range of factors that may be influencing students behaviour The following is an example of how one school improved the organisational skills of five 2nd year students An examination by a Year Head of Conduct Sheets from 11 teachers of five 2nd Year students over a two week period revealed that most conflicts between the teachers and students begun at the start of class or shortly afterwards The Year Head wanted to eliminate or reduce this constant conflict between the teachers and students thereby assisting with better teaching and learning in each of the subject classes The Year Head began by asking each of the teachers to complete the Learning Environmental Checklist The Learning Environment Checklist LEC is a checklist for teachers covering a range of factors that may be influencing students behaviour including whole school policies physical environment classroom organisation and individual teaching and learning approaches and strategies It is designed to help teachers identify the areas within the school environment where behaviour may be causing concern The LEC is not focussed on individual students Each teacher completed two sections of the LEC 1 Classroom Organisation and Management and 2 Classroom Rules Routines Expectations Rewards and Sanctions An analysis of the sections by the teachers revealed inconsistent systems of classroom organisation and poor student personal organisation Each teacher then completed the LEC Learning Environment Intervention Plan and a meeting of the teachers Class Tutor and Year Head was held to discuss the findings The Year Head also asked the Guidance Counsellor to attend At the meeting it was decided to adopt a consistent system of classroom organisation across classes plan for the explicit teaching of personal and classroom organisational skills to each student and organise a Check In Check out system for each individual student on a daily basis for a period of three weeks A consistent expectation and reward system was also developed for each student It was also decided to ask each student to complete a My Work at School form see Behaviour Support Classroom Best Practice Guidelines before the work began to capture the views of the students The teachers believed that this would help them to write relevant

    Original URL path: http://www.nbss.ie/model-of-support/level-3/focus-area-level-3-examples/focus-area-organisational-skills?destination=node%2F125 (2016-02-02)
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  • Focus Area: Parental Involvement | NBSS
    in their education Following the meeting the Deputy Principal checked back with each of the subject teachers on an individual basis to gain a clear picture of each of the six students A meeting was then held with the Programme Co ordinator Class Tutor Year Head Guidance Counsellor Chaplain Learning Support Co ordinator and the NBSS Regional Development Officer to discuss further the key points made by the teachers and examine possible solutions The school does not have a Home School Community Liaison Teacher The meeting decided on a number of possible planned steps that could be taken and these were brought back to the subject teachers for comment and adaptation It was felt by all staff that parental involvement was key to the success of any plan so it was decided to arrange a series of meetings in the school with each student and his her parent s beginning the following week to check if the parent s had correct information about the Leaving Certificate Applied LCA and discuss the issues that were preventing progress from taking place The Programme Co ordinator Year Head and Class Tutor volunteered to phone the parent s and also send a letter home inviting them to the initial meeting In preparation for the meetings the Deputy Principal collected the following information A list of the strengths positive achievements and challenges for the six students from the teachers who had taught the students from 1st to 3rd year Comments from former and present teachers who did not have work or behaviour difficulties with the students The reasons why the students had applied for the LCA The peer groupings of the students Any available information on reading and comprehension difficulties and academic strengths and difficulties in general Any available information on social and emotional strengths and difficulties Involvement in school or local sporting drama or music activities Involvement in part time work Prior to the first meeting each student was met on an individual basis by the Career Guidance Counsellor and completed a Guidance questionnaire on their hopes and ambitions for the future At this meeting each student also got the opportunity to discuss their performance in school The format of the forthcoming meeting with the student parent s and school personnel was also explained to the student All students expressed surprise that their achievements from 1st to 3rd year no matter how small had been collated but the majority did not want them highlighted when their parent s were present All still believed that their parent s had no role in their decision to work or not work in school It s my life was the most usual comment Parent s of four of the six students attended the meetings from the beginning One student said that his parents could not attend at the last minute but this meeting which was rescheduled three times did eventually take place following a visit by the school Chaplain to the family home The parent had believed that

    Original URL path: http://www.nbss.ie/model-of-support/level-3/focus-area-level-3-examples/focus-area-parental-involvement?destination=node%2F124 (2016-02-02)
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  • Behaviour for Learning Programme | NBSS
    Language Literacy and Learning Catch Up Literacy Comprehension Strategies Instruction Rapid Plus Reading Intervention Speech Language and Communication TRUGS A Structured Phonics Reading Resource Transition and Transfer Vocabulary Enrichment Programme NBSS Research Language Literacy Learning Research Projects Level 1 Comprehension Strategies Instruction Level 1 Learning Study Skills for All Students Level 1 Reading Programmes in the English Classroom Level 1 Reading and Learning Strategies for All Subjects Level 1 Vocabulary Enrichment Programme Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Story Maker s Chest Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Writing with Wow Words Level 2 Explicitly Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme ARROW Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme Corrective Reading Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme TRUGS Level 2 Rapid Plus Reading Intervention Level 2 Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Using Flip for Comprehension Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Catch Up Literacy Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Toe by Toe Level 1 School wide Support for All Students Level 2 Targeted Support for Some Students Level 3 Individualised Support for a Few Students Publications Resources Contact Us Links NBSS Model of Support Level 1 School wide Support for All Students Level 2 Targeted Support for Some Students Level 3 Individualised Support for a Few Students Positive Behaviour Strategy Team Professional Learning Development Support Literacy Learning Wellbeing Behaviour Solution Focused Thinking Focus Area Level 3 Individualised Support for a FEW Students Behaviour for Learning Programme Home NBSS Model of Support Level 3 Individualised Support for a Few Students Behaviour for Learning Programme Behaviour for Learning Programme NBSS Level 2 Level 3 Targeted and Individualised Support An individual Student Behaviour Plan is developed for each student in receipt of support A Student Behaviour Plan contains targets that have been devised

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  • Interventions and Projects | NBSS
    Working Things Out Speech Language and Communication Speed Agility Quickness SAQ The ALERT Programme Transition and Transfer Why Try Social and Emotional Literacy Why Try FRIENDS for Life Check and Connect Parents Plus and Working Things Out Speech Language and Communication The ALERT Programme Transition and Transfer Positive Health and Wellbeing FRIENDS for Life Check and Connect Parents Plus and Working Things Out Transition and Transfer Language Literacy and Learning Catch Up Literacy Comprehension Strategies Instruction Rapid Plus Reading Intervention Speech Language and Communication TRUGS A Structured Phonics Reading Resource Transition and Transfer Vocabulary Enrichment Programme NBSS Research Language Literacy Learning Research Projects Level 1 Comprehension Strategies Instruction Level 1 Learning Study Skills for All Students Level 1 Reading Programmes in the English Classroom Level 1 Reading and Learning Strategies for All Subjects Level 1 Vocabulary Enrichment Programme Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Story Maker s Chest Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Writing with Wow Words Level 2 Explicitly Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme ARROW Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme Corrective Reading Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme TRUGS Level 2 Rapid Plus Reading Intervention Level 2 Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Using Flip for Comprehension Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Catch Up Literacy Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Toe by Toe Level 1 School wide Support for All Students Level 2 Targeted Support for Some Students Level 3 Individualised Support for a Few Students Publications Resources Contact Us Links Interventions and Projects Behaviour for Learning Social and Emotional Literacy Positive Health and Wellbeing Language Literacy and Learning Home Interventions and Projects Interventions and Projects NBSS Behaviour Curriculum In this resource find out about the multiplicity of initiatives interventions and projects NBSS works with schools to develop The National Behaviour Support Service offers three levels of support to partner second level schools Level 1 School wide Support for All Students Level 2 Targeted Intervention Support for Some Students Level 3 Intensive Individualised Support for a Few Students All work undertaken aims to promote positive behaviour and learning throughout the school by focusing on developing Behaviour for Learning Skills Social and Emotional Literacy Skills Academic Literacy Learning and Study Skills Positive Health and Wellbeing Skills The NBSS model of support draws extensively from Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports Sugai Horner 2002 Response to Intervention Fuchs Fuchs 2006 and the Comprehensive Integrated Three Tiered Model of Prevention Lane Kalberg Menzies 2009 frameworks The integration of these frameworks offers opportunities to address the behavioural needs as well as the social emotional and academic needs of students effectively with interventions at different levels of intensity and support This problem solving model is founded on international best practice Bonhanon et al 2006 Carr et al 2002 Duffy Scala 2012 Ehren Deshler Graner 2010 Hawken Horner 2002 Lewis Sugai 1999 McPeak Trygg Minadaki Diana 2007 CI3T models are data informed graduated systems of support constructed to address academic behavioural and

    Original URL path: http://www.nbss.ie/interventions-and-projects?destination=node%2F238 (2016-02-02)
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  • Behaviour for Learning | NBSS
    and Communication The ALERT Programme Transition and Transfer Positive Health and Wellbeing FRIENDS for Life Check and Connect Parents Plus and Working Things Out Transition and Transfer Language Literacy and Learning Catch Up Literacy Comprehension Strategies Instruction Rapid Plus Reading Intervention Speech Language and Communication TRUGS A Structured Phonics Reading Resource Transition and Transfer Vocabulary Enrichment Programme NBSS Research Language Literacy Learning Research Projects Level 1 Comprehension Strategies Instruction Level 1 Learning Study Skills for All Students Level 1 Reading Programmes in the English Classroom Level 1 Reading and Learning Strategies for All Subjects Level 1 Vocabulary Enrichment Programme Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Story Maker s Chest Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Writing with Wow Words Level 2 Explicitly Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme ARROW Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme Corrective Reading Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme TRUGS Level 2 Rapid Plus Reading Intervention Level 2 Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Using Flip for Comprehension Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Catch Up Literacy Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Toe by Toe Level 1 School wide Support for All Students Level 2 Targeted Support for Some Students Level 3 Individualised Support for a Few Students Publications Resources Contact Us Links Interventions and Projects Behaviour for Learning Check and Connect Environmental Audits Parents Plus and Working Things Out Speech Language and Communication Speed Agility Quickness SAQ The ALERT Programme Transition and Transfer Why Try Social and Emotional Literacy Positive Health and Wellbeing Language Literacy and Learning Home Interventions and Projects Behaviour for Learning Behaviour for Learning The NBSS works with schools on practical strategies for dealing with low to medium level disruption Behaviour for learning skills can be explicitly taught to students The National Behaviour Support Service offers three levels of support to partner second level schools Level 1 School wide Support for All Students Level 2 Targeted Intervention Support for Some Students Level 3 Intensive Individualised Support for a Few Students The NBSS works with partner schools to implement interventions and projects across the three levels of support All work undertaken aims to promote positive behaviour and learning throughout the school by focusing on developing Behaviour for Learning Skills Social and Emotional Literacy Skills Academic Literacy Learning and Study Skills Positive Health and Wellbeing Skills The NBSS model of support draws extensively from Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports Sugai Horner 2002 Response to Intervention Fuchs Fuchs 2006 and the Comprehensive Integrated Three Tiered Model of Prevention Lane Kalberg Menzies 2009 frameworks The integration of these frameworks offers opportunities to address the behavioural needs as well as the social emotional and academic needs of students effectively with interventions at different levels of intensity and support This problem solving model is founded on international best practice Bonhanon et al 2006 Carr et al 2002 Ehren Deshler Graner 2010 Hawken Horner 2000 Lewis Sugai 1999 McPeak et al 2007 National High School Centre 2010 CI3T models

    Original URL path: http://www.nbss.ie/interventions-projects/behaviour-for-learning?destination=node%2F242 (2016-02-02)
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  • Check and Connect | NBSS
    Life Check and Connect Parents Plus and Working Things Out Speech Language and Communication The ALERT Programme Transition and Transfer Positive Health and Wellbeing FRIENDS for Life Check and Connect Parents Plus and Working Things Out Transition and Transfer Language Literacy and Learning Catch Up Literacy Comprehension Strategies Instruction Rapid Plus Reading Intervention Speech Language and Communication TRUGS A Structured Phonics Reading Resource Transition and Transfer Vocabulary Enrichment Programme NBSS Research Language Literacy Learning Research Projects Level 1 Comprehension Strategies Instruction Level 1 Learning Study Skills for All Students Level 1 Reading Programmes in the English Classroom Level 1 Reading and Learning Strategies for All Subjects Level 1 Vocabulary Enrichment Programme Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Story Maker s Chest Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Writing with Wow Words Level 2 Explicitly Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme ARROW Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme Corrective Reading Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme TRUGS Level 2 Rapid Plus Reading Intervention Level 2 Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Using Flip for Comprehension Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Catch Up Literacy Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Toe by Toe Level 1 School wide Support for All Students Level 2 Targeted Support for Some Students Level 3 Individualised Support for a Few Students Publications Resources Contact Us Links Interventions and Projects Behaviour for Learning Check and Connect Environmental Audits Parents Plus and Working Things Out Speech Language and Communication Speed Agility Quickness SAQ The ALERT Programme Transition and Transfer Why Try Social and Emotional Literacy Positive Health and Wellbeing Language Literacy and Learning Home Interventions and Projects Behaviour for Learning Check and Connect Check and Connect Check and Connect is an intervention designed to enhance a student s engagement

    Original URL path: http://www.nbss.ie/interventions-projects/behaviour-for-learning/check-and-connect?destination=node%2F378 (2016-02-02)
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  • Environmental Audits | NBSS
    and Communication Speed Agility Quickness SAQ The ALERT Programme Transition and Transfer Why Try Social and Emotional Literacy Why Try FRIENDS for Life Check and Connect Parents Plus and Working Things Out Speech Language and Communication The ALERT Programme Transition and Transfer Positive Health and Wellbeing FRIENDS for Life Check and Connect Parents Plus and Working Things Out Transition and Transfer Language Literacy and Learning Catch Up Literacy Comprehension Strategies Instruction Rapid Plus Reading Intervention Speech Language and Communication TRUGS A Structured Phonics Reading Resource Transition and Transfer Vocabulary Enrichment Programme NBSS Research Language Literacy Learning Research Projects Level 1 Comprehension Strategies Instruction Level 1 Learning Study Skills for All Students Level 1 Reading Programmes in the English Classroom Level 1 Reading and Learning Strategies for All Subjects Level 1 Vocabulary Enrichment Programme Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Story Maker s Chest Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Writing with Wow Words Level 2 Explicitly Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme ARROW Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme Corrective Reading Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme TRUGS Level 2 Rapid Plus Reading Intervention Level 2 Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Using Flip for Comprehension Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Catch Up Literacy Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Toe by Toe Level 1 School wide Support for All Students Level 2 Targeted Support for Some Students Level 3 Individualised Support for a Few Students Publications Resources Contact Us Links Interventions and Projects Behaviour for Learning Check and Connect Environmental Audits Parents Plus and Working Things Out Speech Language and Communication Speed Agility Quickness SAQ The ALERT Programme Transition and Transfer Why Try Social and Emotional Literacy Positive Health and Wellbeing Language Literacy and Learning Home Interventions and Projects

    Original URL path: http://www.nbss.ie/interventions-projects/behaviour-for-learning/environmental-audits?destination=node%2F385 (2016-02-02)
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  • Parents Plus and Working Things Out | NBSS
    Language and Communication The ALERT Programme Transition and Transfer Positive Health and Wellbeing FRIENDS for Life Check and Connect Parents Plus and Working Things Out Transition and Transfer Language Literacy and Learning Catch Up Literacy Comprehension Strategies Instruction Rapid Plus Reading Intervention Speech Language and Communication TRUGS A Structured Phonics Reading Resource Transition and Transfer Vocabulary Enrichment Programme NBSS Research Language Literacy Learning Research Projects Level 1 Comprehension Strategies Instruction Level 1 Learning Study Skills for All Students Level 1 Reading Programmes in the English Classroom Level 1 Reading and Learning Strategies for All Subjects Level 1 Vocabulary Enrichment Programme Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Story Maker s Chest Level 2 Developing Writing Skills Writing with Wow Words Level 2 Explicitly Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme ARROW Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme Corrective Reading Level 2 Implementing A Specific Reading Programme TRUGS Level 2 Rapid Plus Reading Intervention Level 2 Teaching Reading and Learning Strategies Using Flip for Comprehension Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Catch Up Literacy Level 3 Implementing a 1 1 Reading Programme Toe by Toe Level 1 School wide Support for All Students Level 2 Targeted Support for Some Students Level 3 Individualised Support for a Few Students Publications Resources Contact Us Links Interventions and Projects Behaviour for Learning Check and Connect Environmental Audits Parents Plus and Working Things Out Speech Language and Communication Speed Agility Quickness SAQ The ALERT Programme Transition and Transfer Why Try Social and Emotional Literacy Positive Health and Wellbeing Language Literacy and Learning Home Interventions and Projects Behaviour for Learning Parents Plus and Working Things Out Parents Plus and Working Things Out The Parents Plus Adolescent programme and Working Things Out programme have been developed in partnership with Irish parents and adolescents In 2011 2012 teachers in 14 NBSS partner schools were trained in the Parents Plus and Working Things Out programmes The Parents Plus Adolescents programme is a practical and positive evidence based parenting course designed to support and empower parents to manage and solve behaviour problems to create satisfying and enjoyable family relationships and assist young people to grow up to reach their full potential The programme can be delivered as a general parenting programme targeted at parents who are dealing with the normal ups and downs of bringing up teenagers and also as an intervention targeted at parents whose children are exhibiting specific behavioural emotional and developmental problems Working Things Out is a sister programme to the Parents Plus Adolescents programme The programme contains the personal stories of adolescents who overcame personal problems in their lives such as Bullying School Pressures Conflict with Parents as well as mental health issues such as Anxiety Depression ADHD OCD Self harm and Suicide The stories are illustrated by animation and graphics narrated by young people and backed up by mental health information and handouts for facilitators teachers Working Things Out can be used as a preventative programme to educate adolescents

    Original URL path: http://www.nbss.ie/interventions-projects/behaviour-for-learning/parents-plus-and-working-things-out?destination=node%2F375 (2016-02-02)
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