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Teaching Pyramid Research Project


Lise Fox, PhD

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Principal Investigators:

  • Lise Fox, PhD

This project is funded by the Institute for Education Science, and is a collaborative research study conducted by investigators at Vanderbilt University, the University of South Florida, and the University of Florida. It aims to build the capacity of early childhood programs to promote the social development of all children and address challenging behavior effectively through the program-wide adoption of the teaching pyramid model.


Conduct a randomized study to examine the effects of classroom adoption on the Teaching Pyramid Model on child social behavior, challenging behavior, classroom climate, and teacher skills.

Long-Term Impact:

Provide an effective classroom model to promote young children’s social competence and address challenging behavior.

Recent Accomplishments:

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