Presentation on theme: "Presenters: James Klipa Brendan Vines Kevin Kocher Jason Tatrai Teaching Incentives To Advance Non-motivated Students."— Presentation transcript:
Presenters: James Klipa Brendan Vines Kevin Kocher Jason Tatrai Teaching Incentives To Advance Non-motivated Students
Population: 23,391 o White: 89% o Black: 9% o Other: 2% Avg. Home Value: $80,262 Education: o College: 43% o High School: 41% o Less Than HS: 15% Income: o <$10-25K: 34% o $25-50K: 31% o $50-100K: 30% o $100K+: 4% Grades: 6-8 Students: 750 o White: 80% o Black: 18% o Other: 2% Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:18 Free/Reduced Lunch: 30% Special Ed.: 10% Gifted: 5% West Mifflin CommunityWest Mifflin Middle School
Assemblies Stickers Food Movies 10 more minutes at Recess Teaming Reinforcement
Traditional “In the Box” Teaching Student Morale Teacher Morale NOT ACHIEVING AYP
Reorganization of School Culture Administrative Change of Philosophy (Teacher Empowerment) Staff Change of Philosophy o Flexibility and Creativity o “Thinking Outside the Box!” o Teaming
Effort, Attitude, and Respect Recognize and reward consistent, positive behavior Reinforced with short videos and speeches Student receives sticker with every referral Promotes character education and ethical values Earn various rewards
Teaming kickoff event for the year to encourage friendly competition between both 7th grade teams
Annual school-wide food drive Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank Team Competition Raised over 4 tons of food
Used to encourage better open-ended responses by rewarding students with perfect scores on the 4sight Reading test with hamburgers.
Established to honor all students who have completed all homework for a 9 week grading period in EVERY class.
Used to encourage better open-ended responses by rewarding students with proper scores on the 4sight math test with "Titan Cash"
Competition between 7th grade teams held during final preparation week before PSSAs
Event held before PSSAs. Ryan Clark of the Pittsburgh Steelers and other members of the school staff addressed the students on the importance of the test and representing school pride
Every student from the previous year scoring a Proficient or Advanced on both PSSA tests were treated to a cookout and tailgate before the first home varsity football game. Also recognized in pre-game festivities
After PSSA Students & Faculty Evening Performance
Field trips rewarding consistent effort and achievement in the classroom
Students having the opportunity to decorate their school
End of the year event for students. Activities include Faculty Dunk Tank, Inflatables, Picnic Lunch, & More
How did you feel at the beginning today? PSSA Scores (Last 4 years) Red is Before Implementation of Programs YearMathReading %61% %61.8% %72% %75.2%
Brian Plichta - Building Principal School info: West Mifflin Area Middle School 371 Camp Hollow Road West Mifflin, PA