PBIS at School and at Home Countryside Elementary School October 9, 2013
Positive Behavior Support Goals increase academic performance increase safety decrease problem behavior establish positive school cultures
Consistency Matters Common Vision Common Language Common Practices School Community
We need to teach behavior the same way we teach reading, math, science, etc.
“Give Me Five!”. Brains Thinking Eyes Watching Ears Listening Mouth Quiet Hands & Feet Still When I see this, my hand is raised and I am silent and still
Zones Red Zones mean “No Talking”Red Zones mean “No Talking” (Hallways) (Hallways) Yellow Zones mean “Talking quietly and inside voices” (Bathrooms and cafeteria)Yellow Zones mean “Talking quietly and inside voices” (Bathrooms and cafeteria) Green Zones mean “ Normal voices and Have Fun” (Playground)Green Zones mean “ Normal voices and Have Fun” (Playground)
Who are Countryside Cougars? Every student, teacher, custodian, cafeteria staff, hostess, bus driver and parent at Countryside Elementary! We treat every Cougar with Respect!
Students earn Cougar Cash for being respectful, responsible, and ready in all school settings. What does it look like to be respectful? What does it look like to be responsible? What does it look like to be ready? $1.00 “COUGAR CASH” $1.00 Redeem for a Positive Behavior Incentive!
Cougar Bathroom Rules Respectful Stay in Your Own Space Inside Voice Keep Walls and Floor Clean Responsible Flush and Wash Hands 1 2 3 Tear-Toss-Trash Ready Leave Quickly and Quietly
Cougar Cafeteria Rules Respectful Inside Voices “Please and Thank You” Hands and Feet to Yourself Responsible Clean Up Stay in Seat Eat only what you bought or brought Ready Line Up Quietly Be Ready
Cougar Playground Rules Share Include others Take care of the equipment Respectful Follow Recess Rules Return the equipment Responsible Line up quickly and quietly Ready
Cougar Hallway Rules 4 S’s Single, Straight, Silent, and Self Respectful Be Considerate Be Timely Give Me “Five” (Brains Thinking, Eyes Watching, Ears Listening, Mouth Quiet, and Hands Still) Responsible Salt and Pepper Walk on the Right Side Ready Red Zone
Children comply with the rules 80% of the time. However they are complimented for their behavior less than….. 2% of the time
Connecting school, family, and community partnership activities to student outcomes AttendanceAttendance Math AchievementMath Achievement Student BehaviorStudent Behavior Reading and Languages Arts AchievementReading and Languages Arts Achievement AttendanceAttendance Math AchievementMath Achievement Student BehaviorStudent Behavior Reading and Languages Arts AchievementReading and Languages Arts Achievement
PBIS means: Being Proactive instead of reactive. –We brainstorm where problems might occur: In the car Family room Bathroom –We brainstorm when problems might occur: Transitions Meal times Academics/homework –We brainstorm who might have problems: Certain children together Certain children when they are overtired We want to be one step ahead of the children.
The Cougar Rules at Home ExpectationHomework I am respectful I allow others to learn I am responsible I write my assignments in my agenda I am ready I have all my materials that I need
The quickest way to change behavior….in anyone. Research indicates that you can improve behavior by 80% just by pointing out what someone is doing correctly.
What is discipline? Discipline means teaching children what we want them to do and correcting them when they make mistakes. Punishment stops but doesn’t change behavior.
Enforceable Statements I’ll be happy to take you to soccer when your room is clean. I’d love to give you 15 minutes of free computer time when the table is set for dinner. I’ll be happy to put dinner on the table when the toys are picked up. Take your time.