Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Horizon Elementary January 15, 2013 Jill Lee, Consulting Teacher, LCPS LCPS Schools Implementing PBIS • Elementary = 35 • Middle = 9 • High = 4 • Alternative Programs= 2 (YAP, JDC) • County-wide facilities= 2 (Monroe Technology, Douglass School) Total = 52 PBIS… • Is an approach for teaching children appropriate behavior and providing the supports necessary to sustain that behavior. • Is not a curriculum it is a framework to identify needs, develop strategies, and evaluate practice toward success Multi-tiered System of Behavioral Support ~5% Primary Prevention: School-/ClassroomWide Systems for All Students, Staff, & Settings ~15% Tertiary Prevention: Specialized Individualized Systems for Students with High-Risk Behavior Secondary Prevention: Specialized Group Systems for Students with At-Risk Behavior ~80% of Students Academic + Social Behavior PBIS Goals Strategies and systems to • create common language • create consistent expectations • establish positive school cultures • increase academic performance • increase safety • decrease problem behavior Consistency Matters Common Vision School Community Common Practices Common Language Discipline Works When …. Prevention creates more Positive than negative consequences Reinforcement (success) 4 : 1 Punishment (failure) Continuum of Reinforcement Natural Success Nod, wink, thumbs up “Thanks” Public acknowledgement Token acknowledgement Privileges Tangibles (small to large) *The ultimate goal is to be towards the upper portion of the continuum. HORIZON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Expectation Revised 6/30/11 Bathrooms 3 Hallways 4 Courtesy Place trash in trash cans. Stay silent in the hallways. Respect yourself, others, and school property. Keep walls, floors, and sink areas clean. Stay in your personal space. Use good manners. Respect privacy & personal space. Care Flush, wash, and leave. Be responsible and pay attention. Playground 5 Play safe, include others, and share equipment. Cafeteria 1 Use good manners at your table and in line. Assembly 7 Sit on your bottom, listen, and watch. Bus 2 Face forward and stay on your bottom, and use kind words. Clean up your eating area. Collect equipment and return it to your classroom. WALK in a straight line to the right. Use equipment properly. Face forward and stay with your line. Stay in front of the trees and track. Stay on the sidewalks/ concrete. Use an inside voice. Stay in your personal space. Respect peers and adults. Keep your hands and feet to yourself. Sidewalks/ Dismissal 6 Keep your hands and feet to yourself. Keep your hands and feet to yourself. Be aware of your surroundings and watch for others. Use appropriate applause. Listen to and follow directions given by the bus driver. Walk slowly and carefully to the right. Lend a helping hand. Cooperation Listen and follow directions. Work together. Raise your hand for help. Stay in your seat and use an inside voice. Use a quiet voice and stay in your seat. Follow directions given by adults. It’s a RAP Courtesy, Care, Cooperation, These are the 3 C's of Comet Conduct. Practice them daily, be the best that you can be. Work together, learn a lot, have some fun this week! School Wide Incentives • When a staff member sees a class demonstrating the 3C’s—the class receives a compliment. • Once the class has filled their compliment chart they take it to the office. • Once the jar is filled, there is a slide show highlighting these students. Cafeteria The quickest way to change behavior….in anyone. Horizon Elementary Bell Schedule • 7:30 Drop Off • 7:50 In Classroom • Students must be in their classroom by 7:50 am. • Any student who arrives after 7:50 am is tardy. 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. How can you catch your kids being good… • …in the grocery store • …getting ready for bed • …in the car • …playing with their friends PBIS at Home The _________________ Family’s Home Expectations Morning Routine Courteous Caring Cooperation Homework Chores Bed Time A Partnership • Success breeds success - the more your child is successful, the harder they will work. • By working together with your child’s teacher, we can increase the chance that your child will be successful at home and at school! It is important that the child knows we are on the same team!! Questions, Thoughts, Comments?