Presentation on theme: "What is PBIS? PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all children."— Presentation transcript:
What is PBIS? PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all children by developing research–based, school-wide, and classroom discipline systems. PBIS provides systems for schools to design, implement, and evaluate effective school-wide, classroom, non-classroom, and student specific discipline plans. PBIS is NOT a program or a curriculum, but a team-based process for systemic problem solving, planning, and evaluation. PBIS has been nationally recognized by Congress as an effective system for creating safer and more effective schools.
PBIS exists … to meet the challenge of… increasing schools capacity to… Respond effectively, efficiently, & relevantly to range of problem behaviors observed in schools Adopt, fit, & sustain research-based behavioral practices Give priority to unified agenda of prevention Engage in team-based problem solving
Nonclassroom Setting Systems Classroom Setting Systems Individual Student Systems School-wide Systems School-wide Positive Behavior Support Systems
Primary Prevention: School-/Classroom- Wide Systems for All Students, Staff, & Settings Secondary Prevention: Specialized Group Systems for Students with At-Risk Behavior Tertiary Prevention: Specialized Individualized Systems for Students with High-Risk Behavior ~80% of Students ~15% ~5% CONTINUUM OF SCHOOL-WIDE INSTRUCTIONAL & POSITIVE BEHAVIOR SUPPORT
Who is PBIS? This years PBIS team consists of the following members: KindergartenMaureen Hudren 1 st GradeMercedes Gill 2 nd GradeCassia Douglass 4 th GradeElyse Michlewicz SpecialistDanny Benedetti Para-educatorsArlene Gottlieb, Teresa Muder CounselorJennifer Jones ParentsHolly Rothrock, Karen Revitz, & Tracey Chambers PrincipalAnne Dardarian Assistant PrincipalPam Parker CoachSusan Bogart, MCPS PBIS Coach
School-wide Aspects Common structure and language to deal with behavior concerns in this house 3 School Expectations & daily pledge on the AM announcements: Take Care of Yourself Take Care of Each Other Take Care of Our School As a member of the Highland View family, I _______ will take care of myself, others, and our school.
Eagle Incentives Positive expectations for different locations in the building have been written Eagle and Big Eagle reinforce positive student behaviors Positive Postcards Perfect 10
Implementation of Stop & Think Social Skills School-wide Curriculum Easy to change moral knowledge - difficult to change moral conduct To change moral conduct... – Adults must model moral behavior – Students must be taught social skills for success Behavior management problems are instructional problems. Process for teaching social behaviors & academic skills is fundamentally same – introduce, model, practice skills using role plays with feedback so responses become automatic in emotional situations. Emphasis is on teaching functional & pro-social replacement behaviors. Instructional supports for social skills are important.
Stop & Think Steps I need to Stop and Think. I am going to make a good choice. What are my choices? pick appropriate skill & do steps: showing listening, following directions, DeBug, respecting personal space, solving problems peacefully, etc. Just do it. Good job! 12
Traffic Light System #1: Reminder = left side of GREEN Stop & Think – hand signal or verbal #2: Reminder = right side of GREEN ____, you need to Stop & Think and make a good choice. #3: Warning = left side of YELLOWStudent Conference using framework Stop & Think language steps 1-5 #4: Warning = right side of YELLOW Time Out / loss of privilege #5: Consequence = left side of RED School Report & Discipline Log #6: Consequence = right side of RED Home Report – signed & returned 13
Bully Prevention Created school-wide definition of bullying based on Olweus research: Bullying is when… 1)One or more people are involved. 2)They hurt you or your things. 3)You feel hurt, scared, or left out over and over. Every class completes bullying surveys each year At the beginning, there was a bullying assembly discussed definition & bystander skills (Spring 2010) Bullying survey data used to strategically target problems school-wide Staff using bully prevention through the use of Class Meetings to support MCPS policy
Data component of monitoring student behaviors as well as school wide behavioral concerns through Traffic Light & office referral data (SWIS) *Bronze* PBIS Recognition Award Spring 2010 *Silver* PBIS Recognition Award Spring 2011
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