Presentation on theme: "Creating Positive Relationships Throughout The Building"— Presentation transcript:
1 Creating Positive Relationships Throughout The Building Teresa Faucette, PrincipalGraham Middle SchoolHeather Ward, PrincipalSouthern Middle School
2 Capturing A Kid’s Heart You must capture a kid’s heartTo get to his headIf that’s not where you start,Please do another job instead.Kids must know you to be trueAnd the key to that is without a doubt…..Y-O-U!By Dr. George Luck, PrincipalTemple High SchoolJanuary 17, 1995
3 LeadershipDefinition: “A leader is someone who sets aside a personal agenda and embraces a greater agenda of serving others.” Flip FlippenLeadership ==ServiceEveryone has the power of greatness, because greatness is determined by service. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Question: What can I do for you to help you be more successful?
4 First ImpressionsYou have only ____seconds to make a first impression. But it takes approximately ____additional (positive) encounters to undo or change a bad first impression.
5 Change“I’ve discovered that the only person I can really change is me! I can control only my behavior and my attitudes. My hope is that by accepting responsibility for myself….others may choose to do the same.” Lee D. Bason
6 EXCEL Model E---Engage: Handshake, Welcome, Affirm, Model X---X-plore: Customer’s Needs, Listening Skills, Safe EnvironmentC---Communicate: Content, Dialogue, Flexibility, “Real World”E---Empower: Use and Do, Develop Skills, Becoming, EncouragementL---Launch: End and Send, Summary, Commitment to Action, Passion
7 With Capturing Kids Hearts Getting StartedWith Capturing Kids Hearts
8 Great students at the door—evaluate their readiness to learn
9 In the ClassroomGood News in the classroomFollow the social contract
13 Four Questions Teachers Use What are you doing?What are you suppose to be doing?Are you doing it?What are you going to do about it?Note: Can’t deal with behavior and attitude at the same time, deal with behavior first.
14 Capturing Kids Hearts wants to remind teachers that it’s not what we teach, but how we teach that is important. We do not teach Content, We Teach Children.
16 Questions for your staff Can you teach all Students?Can you teach in all schools? (with the same results)“Anyone can steer a ship when the sea is calm.” Pubilius Syrus
17 What is PBIS? Develops a positive culture in your school In layman’s terms:Develops a positive culture in your schoolAddresses preventionTeach Social Skills
18 Positive Behavioral Instructional Support--PBiS Is not a curriculumPBIS is a collaborative process for assessment and development of effective interventions.PBIS emphasizes the use of prevention, teaching and reinforcement-based strategies to achieve meaningful outcomes.PBIS strives to build effective environments, in which positive behavior is more effective than problem behavior.
19 A proactive systems approach to school-wide discipline (not a curriculum) designed to be responsive to current social and educational challenges.A process that focuses on prevention and instruction.A systems approach to promoting positive student and staff behavior, that incorporate empirically validated practices.
20 Why PBIS? Problems in schools are increasing. Typical responses are inefficient.Schools implementing comprehensive PBIS seelong-term changes.1. Reduction of office disciplinereferrals2. Reduction in suspensions3. Increased staff morale and retention4. Positive school climatesMove beyond punishment—teach, monitor, reward appropriate behaviors before relying on punishment
21 Steps Total Staff Commitment Create School wide Expectations and ProceduresClearly defined consequences for correcting rule-breaking behaviors and procedures for rewarding appropriate behaviorsAn instructional component for teaching students self-control, expected behaviors, and social skills strategies.
23 These posters are displayed in the appropriate areas
24 Data from DisciplineAfter the first year of PBIS interventions— GMS discipline office referrals dropped 66%Discipline Referrals have continued to drop over the past 3 years.
25 Graham Middle School PBIS/CKH Teach students the matrix during the first week of schoolAll students take a test on Matrix and classrooms that perform over 90% attend a reward afternoon.Teachers give out PBIS tickets daily for good behavior, participation and acts of random kindness.
26 Students can use tickets for weekly drawings that include items donated from area businesses, free GMS dance passes, free game passes, free clinics hosted by area colleges, and afternoon reward incentives.Teachers also are rewarded through drawings for different certificates or prizes.
27 Positive Behavioral INSTRUCTIONAL Support and Capturing Kids Hearts go Hand and Hand
28 Contact informationTeresa Faucette, Principal Graham Middle School 311 East Pine Street Graham, NC School phone number— address: Heather Ward, Principal Southern Middle School Southern High School Road School phone number address: