Strategies that utilize positive interventions and reinforcement to achieve positive behavior change in individuals and in the school as a whole.
What is the main goal of PBS: To create and sustain a school environment that improves lifestyle results (personal, health, social, academic, work, etc.) for all students by making problem behavior less effective, efficient and relevant, while making desired behavior more functional.
Who is the Positive Behavior Support Team? The Principal The Guidance Counselor A teacher representative from each grade level (elementary, middle, high school) A behavior analyst An instructional assistant representative A District Coach
What are the tasks of the PBS Team: Establish and maintain consistent staff commitment to utilizing positive behavioral interventions Continuously assess behavioral management practices at the school to assure effectiveness Examine patterns of behavior (ex: time of day, locations) for effective behavioral interventions Develop and implement a school-wide reward system Establish and maintain parental involvement and support Oversee, monitor and evaluate all the planned objectives and activities that are developed by the team
Gretchen Everhart Student Expectations 1. Be Safe 2. Be Respectful 3. Be Responsible
Classroom Rules ELEMENTARY: Be Safe: Keep hands to self Be Respectful: Work quietly Be Responsible: Listen and follow instructions
Classroom Rules cont. MIDDLE: Be Safe: Keep your hands and feet to yourself and stay in your assigned area Be Respectful: Work quietly and be kind in words and actions Be Responsible: Take care of yourself
Classroom Rules cont. HIGH: Be Safe: Hands and feet to self Be Respectful: Speak kindly to others Be Responsible: Stay on task and listen and follow instructions
Gretchen Everhart Student Expectations Each area of the school has school-wide rules that match the 3 student expectations. For example – school-wide rules for the hallway are: WWalk quietly (respectful) AAllow for personal space (respectful) LListen and follow directions (responsible) KKeep hands to self (safe)