Do you and the other staff in your building see supervision of students as a chore or an opportunity? We need to push for the latter.

Active Supervision is a highly effective, preventative classroom management technique that involves the adult moving, scanning, and interacting with the students. This practice can be carried out during any type of instructional period or during unstructured times. Active supervision provides a sense of safety for students as well as frequent opportunities for relationship development.

Research indicates that quality adult supervision is critical, and that adults need training for active supervision. Routines and communication plans need to be established & followed in the schools to ensure that the practices are carried out.

The Midwest PBIS Network has created a “Snapshot” on Active Supervision that includes the what, why, how, and an observation tool that can be used to assess for fidelity of implementation. Get the “Snapshot” here!