Foundations Module E (Online Video)

Foundations Module E—Improving Safety, Managing Conflict, and Reducing Bullying—guides the Foundations Team in assessing school strengths and weaknesses related to safety, conflict, and bullying.

  • Presentation 1: Ensuring a Safe Environment
  • Presentation 2: Attributes of Safe and Unsafe Schools
  • Presentation 3: Teaching Conflict Resolution
  • Presentation 4: Analyzing Bullying Behavior, Policies, and School Needs
  • Presentation 5: Schoolwide Bullying Prevention and Intervention
  • Appendix A: Foundations Implementation Rubric and Summary
  • Appendix B: Module E Implementation Checklist
  • Appendix C: Guide to Module E Reproducible Forms and Samples

The module includes Online Video 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. (DVD version also available)


2014 / Single module: Online Videos and 8 study guides
For Grades:
  • Randy Sprick
  • Jessica Sprick
  • Paula Rich
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Foundations Module E begins by examining the attributes of safe and unsafe schools and offers suggestions for moving your school toward the evidence-based attributes that contribute to safety. One potential risk to safety is poor conflict management, so this module includes a simple conflict resolution strategy students can use to manage conflict in peaceful and mutually beneficial ways. Bullying is another serious risk to safety. Module E provides a step-by-step process for analyzing strengths and gaps in your school’s bullying policies and procedures as well as suggestions and examples for turning gaps into strengths. This module provides lessons for students on safety, conflict, and bullying prevention and intervention.


  • 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.

  • 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.