How it Works

The Boys Town Education Model® is a school-based intervention strategy that focuses on managing behavior, building relationships, and teaching social skills. It emphasizes preventive and proactive practices rather than reactive responses to deal with student behavior.

Based on the Boys Town Model,® the Boys Town Education Model® puts Boys Town’s research-proven child-care methods to work in a variety of educational settings. Its gives classroom teachers, administrators and support staff the tools to implement key Model components:

  • A curriculum of specific life skills taught as expectations in the classroom
  • Teaching methods that support the life skills curriculum – specific ways to teach the life skills to students
  • Administrative intervention – a method for dealing with students who are referred to the office from the classroom because of disruptive behavior
  • Focus on student competencies – creating a positive classroom environment by encouraging teachers to see the value of developing a positive relationship with each student and praising students’ positive behaviors and successes

These components are part of a complete system-wide approach to creating and encouraging respectful staff-student relationships by changing the way schools address student behavior.

For more information on how to implement the Boys Town Education Model® in your school or district, click here ›