Presentation on theme: "Lansdowne Middle Rebuilding the School-yard 2008-2009."— Presentation transcript:
Lansdowne Middle Rebuilding the School-yard
The Way We Were! “Bless this mess!” LMS experienced “restructuring” in Low Faculty morale Teachers Worried About Jobs Inconsistent Limit Setting/”Burnout” PBIS was a low priority Meetings Frequently” Bumped” Lack of Motivation/Low “Buy In” Staff Overtaxed With Additional Tasks Inconsistent Data Entry Data Not Reviewed Few “Caught Yas” Given Few Students Being Reinforced
The Way We Were! “The darkest hour is that before the dawn.” English Proverb
A Whole New World! Restructure Plan (10 Action Steps) Safe and Orderly/PBIS Action Team New Administrative Team/Zero Based Staffing
A Whole New World! PTA money for incentives Buy-in Admin/Teachers/Students Classroom Observation “look-fors”
Ch-Ch-Changes! “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~Ghandhi
Ch-Ch-Changes! Kept Discipline Procedure Flowchart PBIS Consequences Matrix But Changed During the PBIS Summer Institute, the flowchart and matrix were re- vamped to reflect our school’s procedures and philosophy.
Ch-Ch-Changes! Kept The LMS Code of Conduct. 1.I am respectful. 2.I am responsible. 3.I am safe. 4.I am prepared. But Changed Every morning the students recite the LMS Code of Conduct Student Pledge.
Ch-Ch-Changes! Kept Caught Ya’ Tickets But Changed Tickets are 3-ply. oWhite copy oYellow copy oPink copy Tickets have value!
Ch-Ch-Changes! Kept Weekly drawings But Changed There is consistency with the drawings. Incentives increase in value through the month.
Ch-Ch-Changes! Kept Community Partnership with Mr. Martin Resnick of Martin’s West. But Changed Incentives are geared toward the middle school child. PBIS is woven in the criteria for incentives with Uncle Marty.
It’s All About the Numbers! Data STARs Discipline Reports Average referrals Problem Behaviors/Students Locations Teachers in need of support
It’s All About the Numbers! Shared with Staff Faculty Meeting SST Administrative Decisions Professional Development Hall Duty Lunch Dismissal Potty Duty
What’s Next? Target interventions for Yellow and Red Zone students Work those PBIS Sub-committees! Review/Revamp/Re-teach PBIS lessons More teacher training ( i.e. providing reinforcement opportunities for students who can re-do/correct problem behaviors ) Next Year: Develop matrix of specific behavioral expectations
Help!?! Suggestions needed… How can we schedule and manage our time to meet more regularly as a team? How can we motivate very overwhelmed teachers?