Are you looking for some PBIS books to expand your knowledge of PBIS? Making plans to start a PBIS initiative? This PBIS books reading list resource is for you!
It’s often been said that teachers are lifelong learners, and there there’s more than a grain of truth in that statement. Just observe any educator on vacation, enjoying a school break, or even on an average weekend. In many ways, large and small, teachers are always seeking out new information and skills they can use in the classroom.
Lifelong learning is a mindset common to individuals who view their career as a calling. Whether it’s attending an educational conference, taking a class, or reading a book, many educators use their personal time to improve their professional knowledge. The benefits this brings to a classroom can be immeasurable.
Perhaps the best source for year-round lifelong learning is reading. Read on your own or as part of a larger study group, books are portable and typically inexpensive, and their ideas and concepts can often be applied immediately in the classroom. With the help of your fellow educators, we’ve compiled a list of great PBIS books to get your PBIS initiative off to a great start or to take it to the next level!
PBIS Books Reading List
by James C. Hunter
by James C. Hunter
“They’ve been the backbone of an education servant leadership model that we’ve used to roll out CharacterStrong and PBIS Rewards this year at EMS. We’ve used both books this year for staff book studies. Mr. Hunter is a fantastic author and speaker. His stories, analogies, and examples help schools, businesses, and teams create a culture of excellence. Highly recommended!”
– Hans Appel, Counselor
Enterprise Middle School
by Kerry Patterson
“A fascinating look at using behavior modification strategies across multiple disciplines. Examines strategies to influence personal, social, and structural motivation and skill in others. A perfect read for those looking to influence the adult behaviors on their school campus in a strategic manner.”
– Bakersfield City Schools
The Energy Bus
by Jon Gordon
“This is a great book that has both a grown-up and a kids’ version to support choosing positivity and how to handle challenges along the way. We love how it fits with our focus on positive behaviors.”
– Ginger Prewitt, Principal
Prado View Elementary
The PBIS Team Handbook: Setting Expectations and Building Positive Behavior
by Beth Baker M.S.Ed. and Char Ryan Ph.D.
“Full of engaging material. It also offers solutions to implement during the school year. It plays an important part for the teacher and students.”
– Bridgette James, ISS
WGN Elementry School
“A great book for a school that is just getting started with PBIS. It lists key responsibilities and tasks for a team to ensure success. I love the tips that are included and the checklists to make sure you are on the right track.”
– Kelly Tarr, School Counselor
FISH! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results
by Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, John Christensen
“This book explains why having a positive attitude is so important in school, work, and life. The 4 suggested strategies, (Choose Your Attitude, Play, Make Their Day, and Be Present), were created by several employees at the Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle, Washington. Their practical approach to making life enjoyable for all is refreshing. It’s a great, quick read!”
– Kathryn Stone, PBIS CO-Leader
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen
by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
“Resolve Conflicts Peacefully. Cope with your child’s negative feelings, frustration, anger, and disappointment.”
Pilar Baldera, Student Engagement
The Bronx Urban Community School
There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom!
by Louis Sachar
“The main character is Bradley Chalkers, the “worst kid in the school.” It really is a wonderful look at what motivates Bradley as he attempts to start a friendship with the new kid, with help from the wonderful school counselor. I love Louis Sachar’s books, but this one is very special.”
– Randy Sherren, 3rd Grade Teacher
The Culture Code
by Daniel Coyle
“Coyle talks about the ‘secrets’ of great organizations. He begins by saying that skill #1 is to build safety! It only gets better from that point forward.”
– Christopher Pugliese, Director of Pupil Services
Best Behavior: Building Positive Behavior Support in Schools
by Ph.D. Jeffrey Sprague and Ph.D. Annemieke Golly
“Best Behavior provides a comprehensive and easy to read coverage of all three tiers of PBIS implementation. Best Behavior was first published in 2003 and was the first staff development guide for PBIS implementation. The second edition added content about bullying prevention and updated all content to reflect the latest in PBIS research.”
– Dr. Jeffrey Sprague, Professor
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