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Foundations Module 1

Foundations Module 1: The Process establishes the vision of a safe and civil school that underlies the Foundations program. Module 1 provides guidance on setting up a leadership team, involving the entire faculty in the process, collecting and analyzing data, articulating staff beliefs, and developing Guidelines for Success. Six presentations are included on the CDs:

  • Presentation 1: Introduction to Foundations
  • Presentation 2: Understanding the Improvement Cycle
  • Presentation 3: Establishing and Maintaining the Foundations Team
  • Presentation 4: Making Data-Based Decisions
  • Presentation 5: Guidelines for Success
  • Presentation 6: Defining Staff Beliefs

This module comes with reproducible blackline masters of staff, student, and parent surveys and other materials.


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Price: $450.00

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This resource is endorsed by the Council of Administrators of Special Education. It supports all students, including students with special needs.

Randy Sprick, Ph.D.

Dr. Randy Sprick


Randy Sprick is an educational consultant and trainer in Eugene, Oregon. Each year, he presents practical and entertaining workshops to over 30,000 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, audiotapes, and videotapes that assist school personnel in dealing with the issues of discipline and classroom management. His most recent publications include Teacher's Encyclopedia of Behavior Management, 2nd ed. (2012) and Coaching Classroom Management, 2nd ed. (2010).

He is a past president of the Association for Direct Instruction. In 2007, the Council for Exceptional Children honored Randy with the J.E. Wallace Wallin Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his work developing, advocating, and proliferating Positive Behavior Support in schools.

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

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Mickey Garrison, Ph.D.

Dr. Mickey Garrison


In her 30-year career in education, Mickey Garrison has been a teacher, an administrator, and a consultant. While she was principal, her school was awarded national recognition and received attention from the George Lucas Foundation, which created a documentary about the school's accomplishments in mathematics (see www.glef.org/magic-of-math). Under her leadership, her school achieved and has maintained the highest academic rating of "exemplary." Simultaneously, disciplinary referrals dropped substantially and remain inconsequential. Her students report that their school is truly bully free.

She is currently the school improvement director for a joint venture among the Oregon Department of Education, Oregon's Education Service Districts, Oregon's K-12 system, and higher education. Under Dr. Garrison's leadership, districts are advancing school improvement from being an event to becoming an integral part of how their schools operate.

As a consultant, Dr. Garrison specializes in training school teams to increase student achievement and improve behavior. She has coordinated numerous statewide and school district change initiatives. Dr. Garrison is currently developing training materials that support difficult-to-reach students in grades K-10.

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Lisa Howard, M.S.

Lisa Howard


Lisa Howard has been a Title 1 teacher, a special education teacher, and a general education teacher. Since 1989, Lisa has worked on numerous federal research projects in the areas of reading and math.

She has coauthored articles in Reading Research Quarterly, Exceptional Children, and the Journal of Special Education. She is also coauthor of Read Well 1 and Write Well Spelling.

Lisa continues her work as lead author of a read-aloud curriculum and as a consultant to Read Well schools.


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