All posts by Kevin Boling

Kevin Boling is the retired principal of Bertha Holt Elementary School in Eugene, Oregon. Kevin first began working with the concepts that are now known as PBIS as a teacher in the mid 1980s. Since that time, Kevin has implemented school-wide systems at several schools where he has been an administrator. He has also consulted with the Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior and IRIS Ed on the development of training programs and with a number of schools implementing PBIS strategies.

Talking & Books

Over the last few weeks I’ve seen a number of articles about programs that provide books to young children affected by poverty because data indicates that many kids are growing up in families without books at home. Two nation-wide programs that have stood out are a plan for doctors to give books and some information about the power of reading to the parents of their patients and a program sponsored by publishing companies and children’s book authors that provides new books to schools to send home to kids affected by poverty.…

Implementing PBIS and Getting Stuck? Four Big Ideas that Make it Work Better!

PBSIt was recently my pleasure to be asked by an acquaintance from Holland, where PBIS is being implemented with great success, about my perspective on the obstacles that can cause difficulties when a school is trying to implement a school-wide PBIS system.  In my experience, after working with many schools, both as a principal and a consultant, there are four key misunderstandings that often get in the way of implementation.…