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Howard Knoff

About Dr. Howard Knoff

Dr. Howie Knoff is a national consultant, author, presenter, and licensed psychologist.  He also is the creator and Director of Project ACHIEVE, a nationally recognized, evidence-based school improvement process that focuses especially on Positive Behavioral Support Systems and Response-to-Intervention processes.  A Past President of the National Association of School Psychologists, Howie is also known for his expertise in organizational change, social skills training, behavioral interventions for challenging students, and helping to turn-around unsuccessful and underachieving schools.  He has authored or co-authored 18 books, published over 75 articles and book chapters, and delivered over 500 papers and workshops nationally.  He has been a featured speaker at numerous national and state conventions across the country; he provides frequent interviews in all areas of the media; and he was highlighted on an ABC News' 20/20 program on "Being Teased, Taunted, and Bullied."

Books (Most Recent)
  • Knoff, H.M., Tracy, B., Blanchard, K., & Covey, S. (2009).  Discover your inner strength: Cutting edge growth strategies from the industry’s leading experts.  Sevierville, TN:  Insight Publishing.
  • Knoff, H.M., & Dyer, C. (2010).  RTI2— Response to Instruction and Intervention: Implementing successful academic and behavioral intervention systems.  Rexford, NY:  International Center for Leadership in Education.
  • Knoff, H.M. (in press).  Classroom discipline, behavior management, and student self-management:  Implementing school-wide positive behavioral support systems that work.  New Jersey:  Corwin Press.
Book Chapters (Most Recent)
  • Knoff, H. M.  (2007).  Best practices in strategic planning, organizational assessment, and school effectiveness. In A. Thomas & J. Grimes (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology-V.  Bethesda, MD:  National Association of School Psychologists.
  • Knoff, H. M.  (2007).  Best practices in implementing statewide positive behavioral support systems.  In A. Thomas & J. Grimes (Eds.), Best practices in school psychology-V.  Bethesda, MD:  National Association of School Psychologists.
  • Knoff, H. M.  (2007).  The seven sure solutions to school-based mental health services success:  The necessary collaboration between school and community providers.  In S. Evans (Ed.), Advances in school-based mental health interventions. Kingston, NJ:  Civic Research Institute, Inc.
Keynote Addresses
  • Teasing, Taunting, Bullying, Harassment, and Physical Aggression:  Prevention, Strategic Intervention, and Crisis Management
  • Why Behaviorally Challenging Students Act Up:  The Seven “High-Hit” Reasons and How They Link to Intervention
  • The Seven C’s of Success:  The Importance of Communication, Caring, Commitment, Collaboration, Consultation, Consistency, and Celebration to Student, Staff, and School Success
  • Staff Resistance:  Strategies for Prevention, Intervention, and Elimination
  • Discipline, Behavior Management, and Student Self-Management:  What Teachers Need to do during the First Three Weeks of School
  • Disobedient, Disruptive, Defiant, and Disturbed Students:  Behavioral Interventions for Challenging Students
  • Running an Effective School:  Integrating Response-to-Intervention,  Effective Classroom Instruction, and Three Tiers of Academic and Behavioral Prevention and Intervention
  • Preparing Schools for Successful Positive Behavioral Support Implementation:  Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, and Staff Readiness