Burned out dealing with challenging behavior? Is teaching and learning taking a backseat to just managing the classroom? If time-out, behavior charts, detentions, and suspensions aren’t working, we know why. Research shows challenging kids lack the skill, not the will, to behave.

“Our school’s suspension and removal rates are down significantly. Relationships between our school staff and our most struggling students continue to improve and the culture and tone of our school is shifting. Think:Kids has delivered what they promised.”

- Mathew Gross, Teacher, Park Slope Collegiate, Brooklyn, NY

Collaborative Problem Solving Works for Schools

As an educator, you already know how to differentiate your instruction to help kids with learning differences. You’ve been trained in trauma-informed principles. But what you may need are new strategies for handling challenging behavior that disrupts the learning environment for all. Our evidence-based approach, Collaborative Problem Solving® (CPS), provides a proven roadmap for differentiating your discipline with your most challenging students.

Learn how to identify the thinking skill deficits that lead to challenging behavior. Apply a behavior intervention process that is proven to reduce challenging behavior while building skills, relationships, and internal drive. Want actionable strategies where you partner with your students to develop solutions? You’ve come to the right place!

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Transform Discipline at Your School

School discipline is broken. It doesn’t work for the students to whom it’s most frequently applied, leading to stressed teachers and lots of departures from the curriculum. Even worse is the fact that traditional school discipline is disproportionally applied to students of color. If you are looking for more equitable and effective discipline, you’ve come to the right place.

Our Collaborative Problem Solving® (CPS) approach is proven to transform school discipline, reducing challenging behavior and teacher stress while building skills and relationships between educators and students. CPS can be integrated into your Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports and provides staff with actionable strategies for trauma-sensitive education. CPS also helps build future-ready skills in all students. Partner with Think:Kids to rethink discipline at your school.

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CPS Tools

  • CPS Assessment & Planning Tool (APT)

    The CPS-APT walks you through the steps of assessing unmet expectations/triggers, skills, and challenging behaviors, as well as planning your intervention.

  • SAMPLE School - CPS APT

    This completed version of a CPS-APT provides an example of what a completed APT in an educational setting may look like.

  • Plan B Organizer

    The Organizer helps you or your team prepare for doing Plan B and stay on track while you are doing Plan B with some helpful tips and reminders.

Books & Resources

Some resources are available in other languages, please contact us for more information.

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