Workshops by Jason Harlacher


Jason Harlacher, Ph.D. is a senior researcher with American Institutes for Research and an associate for Marzano Resources. He provides professional development and technical assistance to state agencies and school districts on intensive intervention, classroom management, data-based decision making, and implementation of multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS). He currently serves as the project director for the Wyoming MTSS Center and supports Utah’s State Personnel Development Grant. He has over 18 years of experience in education, having previously worked as a school psychologist, district-level coach, adjunct professor, state-level technical assistance provider, and researcher. He presents nationally on topics related to MTSS, is a published author, and holds several publications in peer-reviewed journals. He earned his PhD in school psychology from the University of Oregon in 2009.

Rave Reviews:

“Designing Effective Classroom Management provides an instructional guide for teachers and school-level administrators that is grounded in research, yet delivered in a user-friendly format with reproducible forms. This practical book aims to guide educators in designing effective classrooms to enhance student achievement and develop effective classroom management strategies aligned within the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework. Dr. Harlacher unpacks research-based strategies and provides guidance for educators that includes comprehension questions so this book can be used in a variety of formats for pre-service and in-service learning!"


— Heather Peshak George,

Associate Professor, 

Department of Child and Family Studies,

University of South Florida

“Jason E. Harlacher summarizes forty years of behavioral research in an accessible and practical text that provides guidance not only for what to do, but why it should be effective. Readers will find useful information emphasizing the prevention of problem behavior and design of effective instruction, as well as specific suggestions for how to organize responses to problem behavior. This text should make teachers more effective and students more successful.”

— Robert Horner,

Alumni-Knight Professor,

Department of Special Education and Clinical Sciences,

University of Oregon

“If you want to enhance your students’ academic achievement and social behavior competence, then you need to get a copy of Jason Harlacher’s book, Designing Effective Classroom Management. Jason integrates academic and classroom management practices that are solidly grounded in the behavioral sciences and are empirically tested in classrooms. Equally important, he offers clear descriptions of implementation in actual classroom settings and situations. I particularly like the deliberate integration of explicit academic and behavior instruction. Finally, throughout the book, the importance of data-based decision making is stressed. Without information about learning progress and teaching implementation, classroom management is likely to be inefficient and ineffective. Improve your teaching and your students’ learning by adopting the practices in this book.”

— George Sugai, Professor,

Special Education,

University of Connecticut

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Designing Effective Classroom Management

Date/Time: 11 Nov 2022 (Fri), 8:30am to 10:30am SGT (GMT+8hr)

Venue: Online via Zoom


Create a classroom environment that supports student achievement and fosters positive behaviors. This training provides teachers and school leaders with an overview of the keys to positive and proactive classroom management, using real-life examples and practical steps for implementation.