"School Discipline and School Climate: Is SEL or SWPBS the Best Approach?"
George Bear, Ph.D.
Professor of Education, University of Delaware
The Center for Research on Families warmly welcomes Dr. George Bear, Professor of Education at the University of Delaware, to the UMass campus as part of the Tay Gavin Erickson Lecture Series. In his lecture, Dr. Bear will discuss his research on school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) and social-emotional learning (SEL), exploring the effects of each approach on school discipline and school climate.
George Bear is a professor in the school psychology program at the University of Delaware. His primary areas of research interest are school discipline, school climate, and children’s social, emotional, and moral development. Dr. Bear serves on the editorial boards of the School Psychology Review, School Psychology Quarterly, Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, and Journal of School Violence. In addition to over 70 journal articles and book chapters, he has authored or co-authored 7 books, including Developing Self-Discipline and Preventing and Correcting Misbehavior and School Discipline and Self-Discipline: A Practical Guide to Promoting Prosocial Behavior.
Free and open to the public. A light lunch will be provided.