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1 Positive Behavior on the Bus
Southwest Middle School

2 What is PBIS? PBIS on the Bus
P-ositive B-ehavior I-nterventions and S-upport Positive Behavior Support increases positive behavior by: Creating a positive school climate Teaching and reinforcing positive behavior Changing the environment and adult behavior first Preventing the majority of problem behaviors Responding to behavior errors similarly to learning errors PBIS on the Bus There are four key components to positive behavior on the bus: Having Clear Expectations 2. Encouraging positive behavior 3. Building relationships 4. Correcting behavior errors

3 Key Component #1: Guidelines of Success Clear Expectations
Creates a universal language. Increases consistency across settings. Helps adults problem solve with students. Changes the climate by focusing on what to do instead of what not to do. Guidelines of Success Courteous Be at the bus stop on time. Orderly Follow driver directions and speak nicely. Listener Go directly to your bus after school and promptly find your seat. Thoughtful Report any vandalism to your bus driver. Self-Disciplined Stay in your seat while the bus is moving. Keep the bus clean.

4 How Does This Work on the Bus?
1. Post and Teach Expectations 2. Use Expectations to Review 3. Use Expectations to Redirect Key Component #2: Encourage Positive Behavior Focuses Attention on Desired Behaviors Increases the Repetition of Desired Behaviors Fosters a Positive Climate Reduces Amount of Time Spent on Discipline

5 Key Component #3: Build Positive Relationships
How Does This Work on the Bus? 1. Praise desire behavior before addressing problems 2. Communicate with adults at the school about what students are doing well 3. Give students tangible reinforcements if used by the school Key Component #3: Build Positive Relationships Students who feel connected to the adults around them are more likely to want to demonstrate positive behavior Students need a variety of positive relationships to stay connected to school Positive relationships decrease the likelihood that conflict will occur

6 Key Component #4: Correct Behavior Errors
Students need information about what to do when they are off track Viewing problem behavior as a learning error reduces emotions and conflict Corrections allow adults to both remind the student about what is expected and what behavior to change How Does This Work on the Bus? Make Eye contact (but don’t force it) Use students’ names Greet students every morning and afternoon Provide multiple ways for students to greet you (wave, high five, thumbs up etc.) Send them off the bus with well wishes

7 10 Ways to Praise Students
How Does This Work on the Bus? When a problem behavior occurs: 1. Remind all students about the bus expectations 2. Encourage students who are demonstrating the desired behaviors 3. Make clear, calm and specific requests for behavior to change 4. Give students time to comply with requests 5. Use a neutral, emotion free tone 10 Ways to Praise Students “Thanks for staying seated” “Great job listening to my directions” “ I like how you solved that problem” “I am so happy to drive such a nice group of kids” “Thanks for entering the bus quietly and safely!” “Great job helping me keep everyone safe today” “Your school will be so proud of how you are doing” “I like how you are all being really kind to each other today” “Thanks for being a good role model for others” “I like how you are using inside voices today”

8 Communicating with Parents
10 Ways to Correct Students “Please remember the bus rules (list specific rule)” “Please stay in your seat” “Keep hands to yourself please” “In order to say safe, Keep all items in the bus” “I am having trouble concentrating on the road, please keep the noise down” “I think you two need a break from each other, please change seats” “I need you to solve the problem and keep everyone safe” “The bus will move when everyone is seated” “Please keep your belongings in your own area” “I can help you when I can do it safely” Communicating with Parents You have a key role in helping parents feel connected to school. Let parents know things their child is doing well before discussing problems When reporting problems, use specific, objective statements about the behavior, not about the student Let the parents know what you need from them to help resolve the problem Emphasize that you want to work together to help their child succeed on the bus

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