Foundations Module D (DVD)

Foundations Module D, Responding to Misbehavior—An Instructional Approach, focuses on the vital importance of an instructional approach to correction in reducing future occurrences of the misbehavior.

  • Presentation 1: The Relationship Between Proactive Procedures, Corrective Procedures, and Individual Student Behavior Improvement Plans
  • Presentation 2: Developing Three Levels of Misbehavior
  • Presentation 3: Staff Responsibilities for Responding to Misbehavior
  • Presentation 4: Administrator Responsibilities for Responding to Misbehavior
  • Presentation 5: Preventing the Misbehavior That Leads to Referrals and Suspensions
  • Appendix A: Foundations Implementation Rubric and Summary
  • Appendix B: Module D Implementation Checklist
  • Appendix C: Guide to Module D Reproducible Forms and Samples

The module includes DVD inservice presentations by Dr. Sprick and colleagues and 8 copies of the related study guide. A CD provides reproducible forms and examples from real-world Foundations implementations. (Online Video version also available)


2014 / Single module: 5 DVDs and 8 study guides
For Grades:
  • Randy Sprick
  • Susan J. Isaacs
  • Jessica Sprick
  • Paula Rich
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Foundations Module D provides information on training and inspiring all staff to correct all misbehavior by giving students information about how to behave successfully and by using the mildest consequences that reasonably fit the infractions. Module D describes how to get consensus among staff about when (and when not) to use office discipline referral. It provides menus of corrective techniques for mild and moderate misbehavior, from gentle verbal correction to time owed after class to restorative justice strategies. All staff learn strategies for de-escalating emotional situations, and administrators are introduced to a comprehensive game plan for dealing with office referrals and for implementing alternatives to out-of-school suspension. This module includes sample lessons for students on how to interact with people in authority.

  • Randy Sprick

    Randy Sprick has worked as a paraprofessional, teacher, and teacher trainer at the elementary and secondary levels. Author of a number of widely read books on behavior and classroom management, Randy is former director of Safe & Civil Schools, a consulting company that provides inservice programs throughout the country. Although Randy is largely retired, his Safe & Civil Schools colleagues continue the work of helping large and small school districts improve student behavior and motivation. Efficacy of that work is documented in peer-reviewed research, and Safe & Civil Schools materials are listed on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). Randy was the recipient of the 2007 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Wallin Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the Direct Instruction Hall of Fame, along with numerous other awards and honors.

  • Susan J. Isaacs

    Susan J. Isaacs was a teacher for more than 20 years in the Fayette County Public School District in Lexington, Kentucky. She also served as a behavior consultant for the Kentucky Department of Education and as a statewide trainer for the Kentucky Model Schools and Kentucky Instructional Discipline and Supports initiatives. She now works as a consultant for Safe & Civil Schools, providing training and technical assistance to schools in the implementation of Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports (PBIS) and classroom management.

  • Jessica Sprick

    Jessica Sprick is a consultant and presenter for Safe & Civil Schools and a writer for Ancora Publishing. Ms. Sprick has been a special education teacher for students with behavioral needs and Dean of Students at the middle school level. Her practical experience working with special and general education students and staff, along with strong training in positive behavior support techniques, drives her passion to help school personnel develop and implement effective classroom management plans.

  • Paula Rich

    Paula Rich has been a substitute teacher in public schools, was a freelance musician, and taught private music lessons for many years in the Boston, Massachusetts, area. More recently, she contributed original stories and poems to the Read Well curriculum for second-grade readers and edited several of Randy Sprick’s staff development and behavior management books and papers. She was instrumental in developing Connections, Ancora Publishing's online check-and-connect program.