Foundations Module C

Foundations Module C, Conscious Construction of an Inviting School Climate, guides the entire staff in creating and sustaining a school environment that makes all students feel welcomed and valued. This process includes developing Guidelines for Success, a set of behaviors and traits that provides a common language and common values among staff, students, and parents.

From: $400.00

2014 / Single module: 7 DVDs (or online video) and 8 study guides
For Grades:
  • Randy Sprick
  • Jessica Sprick
  • Paula Rich


Foundations Module C explains how and why to maintain at least 3:1 ratios of positive interactions and covers the importance of regular attendance and strategies for improving attendance. Strategies for meeting the basic human needs of all students are also discussed. Finally, the module outlines how to welcome and orient staff, students, and families who are new to the school in a way that connects them to the school community.

  • Presentation 1: Constructing and Maintaining a Positive Climate
  • Presentation 2: Guidelines for Success
  • Presentation 3: Ratios of Positive Interactions
  • Presentation 4: Improving Attendance
  • Presentation 5: School Connectedness—Meeting Basic Human Needs
  • Presentation 6: Programs and Strategies for Meeting Needs
  • Presentation 7: Making a Good First Impression—Welcoming New Staff, Students, and Families
  • Appendix A: Foundations Implementation Rubric and Summary
  • Appendix B: Module C Implementation Checklist
  • Appendix C: Guide to Module C Reproducible Forms and Samples

The module includes DVD or 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.

Additional information


DVD, Video

  • Randy Sprick

    Randy Sprick, Ph.D., 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. 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 promoting Positive Behavior Support in schools.

  • 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.