Objectives By the end of the meeting, Lewiston Middle School staff will have: Observed the implementation of PBIS in other schools Reviewed and discussed the Hallway and Stairway Lessons Reviewed and discussed the Classroom lesson on Routines and Procedures
Feedback on Feedback PlusDecision Work in team groupsContinue working in team groups Well-organized presentation and materialsContinue to be organized Opportunity to talk with colleagues and have discussions Increase the amount of time to discuss the lessons VideosContinue with videos Food/waterThank you to ________ and Barbara for contributing to the snacks. PrizesContinue with prizes but not as many! DeltaDecision Reconfigure the room so that everyone is facing the front of the room We have tried to rearrange the seating. Presenter should use a microphoneI have a mic! Give more time for discussionsWe have added more time for discussions Let spokespersons share discussions of the group and questions We have added time to share but we do not have enough time to answer all the questions. Please write them down and I will answer through your community folder. More time to go over the lessonsWe had added more time for discussions
REMINDER: Expectations at Staff Meetings School Wide ExpectationsBehavior Indicators Be SafeTake care of your own learning Take care of your needs Be RespectfulListen to the presenters Save side-bar conversations for later Be open-minded Be ResponsibleParticipate in small group work Listen to learn Be prepared to practice
Prize!!!! Who has a post it under their chair? Collect your prize at the end of the meeting! CONGRATULATIONS!
What does PBIS look like? Video Clip: Alcott Middle School
Teach Social Behaviors Like Academic Skills DEFINE Simply DEFINE Simply MODEL PRACTICE In Setting PRACTICE In Setting ADJUST for Efficiency ADJUST for Efficiency MONITOR & ACKNOWLEDGE Continuously MONITOR & ACKNOWLEDGE Continuously 11 of 22
Hallway Procedures Directions: Find the Hallway Sign and lesson Discuss: Small Group Review the Behaviors Review the lesson plan How will your team practice this spring and how will your team implement August - September
Stairway Procedures Directions: Find the Stairway sign and lesson plan Discuss: Small Group Review the Behaviors Review the lesson plan How will your team practice this spring and how will your team implement August - September
Classroom Essentials Expectations & Behavioral Indicators Structure: Procedures & Routines Strategies to Acknowledge Behavior Strategies to Respond to Inappropriate Behavior Active Supervision Multiple Opportunities to Respond Activity Sequence & Offering Choice Academic Success & Task Difficulty 14 of 22
Why Focus on Procedures & Routines? When students can predict the events throughout their school day, they are more likely to engage and less likely to display problem behavior. One way to increase predictability in a classroom is to establish routines. (Kern & Clemens, 2007) 17 of 22
Why Focus on Procedures & Routines? Classrooms with more structure have been shown to promote more appropriate academic and social behaviors. (Simonsen, Fairbanks, Briesch, Myers, Sugai, 2008) 18 of 22
What Are Routines? Definition A schedule for the school day When things happen throughout the day School examples Morning arrival Morning meeting Independent work Other examples Getting up in the morning Leaving for work Etc. 19 of 22
What Are Procedures? Definition Fixed, step-by-step sequence of activities or course of action (with definite start and end points) that may need to be followed in the same order to correctly perform a task The steps to complete a task How things happen through out the day School examples Walking in the hallway Sharpening pencils Lining Up Other examples Starting a car Getting ready in the morning 20 of 22
Putting them together… Clear procedures and routines, taught consistently and maintained, are the most critical tools to creating a functional and productive learning environment. 21 of 22
Routine Writing Activity 1. Please take out the handout in your packet: Classroom Routines and Procedures Self- Assessment 2. Make a list of routines in your classroom. 3. How likely is problem behavior during each routine? 4. Think about problem areas or times…often a well designed procedure can smooth things out. 22 of 22
Teaching Classroom Procedures: Scheduling Beginning of the Year First week Teach procedures for all areas of the school, including individual classrooms Provide opportunities for review and practice Provide frequent reinforcement/acknowledgement 23 of 22
Teaching Classroom Procedures: Scheduling Beginning of the Year After first week Review rules and procedures 2 to 3 times per week Rapid pace, oral review during first or last few minutes of class Divide into teams, ask questions about rules and procedures, award points 24 of 22
Teaching Classroom Procedures: Scheduling Middle of the Year Review rules and procedures once per week Remainder of the Year Review rules and procedures periodically as needed 25 of 22
Summarizer Relay Summary: A Relay Summary is used when teams of students summarize a reading, lesson, or assignment Students are divided into teams The first student in each team starts with one summary sentence, then passes to the next teammate. That student adds a sentence, passes it on etc until the whole team has added a sentence. Directions: Please begin with person #1, move clockwise and share summarizing sentences.
Evaluation Group Plus/Delta Directions: The recorder will take notes on the Plus/Delta worksheet in the middle of the table. Person #3 will begin and move counterclockwise. Plus: What worked for you at this staff meeting. Delta: What improvement could we make? Begin the statement with a “verb” (i.e Add more time for discussion) THANK YOU FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!
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