Very early on I knew that today’s guest, Dr. Russ Fox a former teacher and current lecturer in applied behaviour analysis at Monash University, was someone that I wanted to get on. I have had many deep and meaningful conversations with him previously about all things to do with education and he is truly across what effective teaching can be and how we can support teachers in implementing it.
In this chat, Russ talks about:
– why we need to address the learning environment
– the need for teachers to use a safe sense of humour
– Error correct using the 3 step process (you’ll have to listen to find out what that is)
– supporting students in building habits by using gradual release of responsibility
– why we need to meet the needs of the community
Some of the resources mentioned were:
Tom Bennett’s book – Running the Room
Fox, R. A., Leif, E. S., Moore, D. W., Furlonger, B., Anderson, A., & Sharma, U. (2022). A systematic review of the facilitators and barriers to the sustained implementation of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports. Education and Treatment of Children, 45(1), 105-126.
About Dr. Russ Fox
Dr. Russ Fox is a Lecturer in applied behaviour analysis at Monash University. He is a trained primary school teacher with experience teaching and working in mainstream primary schools within the Department of Education and Training in Victoria (DET). Russ’ direct teaching experience has predominantly been in alternative education settings, specifically supporting primary and secondary students exhibiting behaviours of concern. He has worked extensively with teachers within DET in a Capacity Building role delivering in-school teacher consultation to improve behaviour support in classrooms. Russ has also worked in a Senior Policy role within DET with a specific focus on reducing and eliminating the use of restrictive practices in DET schools. His research is focused on understanding and supporting successful, sustained, and scaled implementation of evidence-based practices. Russ has a particular interest in school-wide positive behaviour supports, response to intervention, and multi-tiered systems of support. Russ conducts applied research on coaching models, behavioural consultation, responsive staff training, and teacher professional development.
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