Talking to School Staff and Leaders about PBIS: Describing PBIS in a Simple and Logical Manner

Authors : Carl Sumi

Presenters: Terrance Scott and W. Carl Sumi. Sometimes it’s difficult to succinctly describe what it means to be a PBIS school. This presentation provided a big picture context for PBIS, breaking it down to its simplest essential features. Issues of equity and dignity were also addressed.

Effectiveness of Tools for Getting Along: Teaching Elementary School Students to Problem Solve

Authors : Carl Sumi , Jennifer Nakamura

Presenters: W. Carl Sumi and Jennifer Nakamura. This presentation described results from an effectiveness study of the Tools for Getting Along (TFGA) social problem-solving program. The findings from this effectiveness study indicate that the TFGA program has robust positive impacts across student demographics, geographic locales, and socio-economic levels. TFGA is effective in strengthening students’ executive functioning and social skills, which are important components of social problem-solving.