School-wide positive behavior support telecoaching in a rural district

Sara C. McDaniel, Bradley S. Bloomfield

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Rural school districts are unique educational settings requiring efficient use of resources. Barriers to high-quality educational practices in rural settings include the distance from professional development expertise and limited funding. To address these potential obstacles for implementing School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, we utilized telecoaching for providing monthly technical assistance. Results of this case study indicate that telecoaching in a rural school district across 1 academic year may be an effective alternative for in-person coaching. Descriptive statistics including implementation fidelity, discipline and attendance outcomes, and telecoaching treatment integrity are presented. Implications for practice and future directions are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-355
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Educational Technology Systems
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • telecoaching
  • rural
  • discipline

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