Responsive Behaviour Support

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Responsive Behaviour Support provides a structure that identifies and organizes existing school-wide processes to ensure a safe and caring environment so that all learners can thrive.

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This online course will provide you with the 10 Key Components to consider within a Responsive Behaviour Support framework to help organize your school-wide processes to ensure a safe and caring learning environment for students that is grounded in the work of Collaborative Response.

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Let our Jigsaw Learning Associates help your teachers, teams and leaders to develop the skills and confidence to support the challenging behaviours they are facing.

How We Support

  • Development of a coaching and mentoring model to support teachers and leaders establishing Responsive Behaviour Support across the school and/or system.
  • Design and facilitation of professional learning workshops related to Responsive Behaviour Support and related components.
  • Development of classroom and school-wide data collection and analysis processes.
  • Development of classroom and school-wide structures and processes to establish and deepen Responsive Behaviour Support and related components.
  • Engagement in regular onsite or online coaching visits with opportunities for reflection, feedback and ongoing support.


After struggling for quite some time to find ways to help this student regulate, we contacted Barb Pears. Barb was able to shadow the EA and student for the morning and quickly identified the piece we were missing. Once Barb explained it, everything made so much sense, but we weren't getting to that answer on our own. Barb also showed us some tracking methods that would be more efficient for our team.

2019 Partner Consultation

Eckville Elementary School has been fortunate to benefit from the knowledge, skills and experience of Barb Pears on a number of occasions. In particular, we have had a number of students whose behavioural needs we were unable to meet without assistance. In every case, consulting with Barb helped us develop new strategies that left the teachers and Educational Assistants working with these students feeling much more confident in their abilities to work with these students.

Barb used a collaborative, team approach in these meetings that involved all stakeholders – teachers, administrators, specialists and parents – and was very successful in bringing our ideas together into a cohesive plan moving forward.

In addition, Barb was, in every way, professional. She works with stakeholders in a manner that is non-threatening and considerate of their needs, but with a focus on what is best for the student as her primary objective.

Ian McLaren
Principal - Eckville Elementary School, Wolf Creek Public Schools

I have worked with Barb Pears for the past five years in her role as a behaviour consultant for Wolf Creek Public Schools. Barb has repeatedly proven herself as an invaluable source of wisdom and knowledge when working through the needs and challenges of our most complex students. She knows that a cookie cutter approach won’t meet the needs of our diverse students and comes prepared to engage in a team approach in moving forward. Barb brings a fresh view, and can offer insights that can help solve problems. Barb is a very effective problem solver when working on the function of the child’s behaviour and generates solutions that are reasonable and manageable to implement. She has skill at seeing the big picture but is insightful at determining the small parts that can help to move a child forward. Barb has excellent communication skills and a personality that allows teachers to feel safe, valued and respected in the process. She does well at listening first and speaking second. Her primary goal is to he... Read more

Karen Laszuk
Inclusion Coach - Iron Ridge Elementary School, Wolf Creek Public Schools

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