Multi Tiered Student Supports-Behavior (MTSS-B) was developed to provide the implementation and sustainability structure for the Omaha Public Schools to ensure Safe and Secure Learning Environments. The MTSS-B staff provides strategic direction and resources.

Each school has an MTSS-B leadership team that utilizes the resources of personnel and materials to design and implement its action plan. This planning process is also part of School Improvement Plan (SIP) and the strategic focus of the Omaha Public Schools.


STOP and THINK Steps:


 1. Stop and Think.

  - Teacher (or parent) prompts student as to what behavior they need to see.

        -example: "Stop and Think- you are not being respectful.  Good listeners look at the person who is talking, think about what is being said, and no interrupting."

2. Good Choice or Bad Choice?

  -Are you going to be a good listener? 

  -Give student time to choose.

       -Remind student of what will happen for each choice.

3. What are my Choices or Steps?

  -Teacher/ parent can remind student.

4. Do It!

  Teacher/ parent can prompt student if they forget a step.

 5. Say "Good Job"!

  -Teacher/ parent should make sure the student tells him or herself "good job" and reinforces the appropriate behavior.

   -Teacher/ parent may also reward with positive pat or other extrinsic motivator.

If you would like more information on STOP and THINK, please contact a member of Joslyn's SSDS Team.


Universal Skills

Research has established the following four critical factors that lead to effective school-wide discipline.  These factors are interconnected and essential for the success of students and staff.

#1 Positive Relationships

#2 High Staff Visibility

#3 Preventative Teaching

#4 Provide Frequent Feedback

This school year, Joslyn is focusing on Preventative Teaching, by adopting a new social skills program.  The program, called "Stop and Think", is designed to teach students interpersonal, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills. The four Stop & Think levels ensure that all skills are taught in a developmentally-sensitive and appropriate way.  Each level concentrates on 10 Core and 10 Advanced Skills.  These are practical skills that help students to manage their own behavior and successfully interact with others:  Listening, Following Directions, Asking for Help, Ignoring Distractions, Accepting Consequences, Apologizing, Dealing with Teasing, Handling Peer Pressure, and How to Set Goals.