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The PBIS Team Handbook: Setting Expectations and Building Positive Behavior — Download

Download Here: http://tinyurl.com/n9pjjla #EANF#

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Anoka High School's 'Lunchroom Intervention' provides food for thought, and help for math

Anoka High School's 'Lunchroom Intervention' provides food for thought, and help for math | PBIS at BDHS | Scoop.it
Ninth-grader Ethan Dotzler sat at the computer table, about to take an intermediate algebra test he’d struggled with previously
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Fondy Flash Mob

Fond du Lac High School staff surprise students with a flash mob dance routine on the first day of school.
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Brachmann and Hein - In My Class

Mr. Brachmann and Mr. Hein of thUG Life Records dropping their first hit single "In My Class," an epic guide to success at Union Grove High School. "BackStre...
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Behavior training keeps student in class and out of the principal's office

Behavior training keeps student in class and out of the principal's office | PBIS at BDHS | Scoop.it
A trip to the principal's office is something dreaded by students, and often the last resort for teachers.
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“We have an INCREDIBLE faculty and staff!” Award Winning PBS Coach Linda Bonifay

“We have an INCREDIBLE faculty and staff!” Award Winning PBS Coach Linda Bonifay | PBIS at BDHS | Scoop.it
These are the words of Ms. Linda Bonifay, Curriculum Coordinator and PBS Coach at Oakcrest Elementary School in the Escambia County School District (FL). The Positive Behavior System (PBS) at Oakcr...
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Behavior Management ≠ Classroom Management

Behavior Management ≠ Classroom Management | PBIS at BDHS | Scoop.it

"The reality of education is that people learn from people they love," says New York Times columnist David Brooks in a recent National Public Radio interview discussing his new book, The Social Animal. "We've spent all this time with big schools, small schools," Brooks later says. "But what really matters is how good people are at relating to one another."

How cool is that?! A respected journalist and  bestselling author--and a non-educator at that--drawing attention to an often-overlooked hallmark of great teachers: strong relationships with their students. At the same time, if we as educators react to Mr. Brooks' comments by focusing on just one skill or attribute of great teachers--relationship-building--we'll overlook other skills and attributes of great teachers.

That's exactly what happened when Maurice Elias cited Mr. Brooks' book in a recent blog post, What's the Secret to Effective Classroom Management?, where he stressed the importance of "trusting, respectful, caring relationships between students and teachers." My issue with Dr. Elias' post has nothing to do with his premise--which I embrace--but rather his packaging, as reflected in the title. His article, after all, isn't about classroom management, but rather relationship-building and/or behavior management.

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This is why physical space matters

This is why physical space matters | PBIS at BDHS | Scoop.it

Courtesy of a Baltimore high school that redesigned its physical building in response to this question: What would it take to make sure that every child was known, loved, and supported academically?

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"I Used To Think..." with PBIS

"I Used To Think..." with PBIS | PBIS at BDHS | Scoop.it
Our second cohort of  school teams came today for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Intensive Training.   We changed it up a bit by having two superb administrators from a county ...
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Make sure you check out the section "I USED TO THINK/NOW I THINK" section of this article.

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Learning to do things the Irish Way | Rosemount Town Pages | Rosemount, Minnesota

Learning to do things the Irish Way | Rosemount Town Pages | Rosemount, Minnesota | PBIS at BDHS | Scoop.it
New behavior intervention program targets bad behavior
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Five Challenges (and Solutions!) When Implementing School-Wide Changes > Eye On Education

Five Challenges (and Solutions!) When Implementing School-Wide Changes > Eye On Education | PBIS at BDHS | Scoop.it
Teaching Practices from America's Best Urban Schools: A Guide for School and Classroom Leaders by Joseph F. Johnson, Lynne G. Perez, and Cynthia L. Ul...

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 10, 2013 12:07 AM

Great tips for schools looking to make systemic change happen.  

 

" These are five common challenges faced by schools attempting to change their practices and sample solutions that certain National Excellence in Urban Education Award-winning schools used to overcome these challenges to implement high-quality, high-yield teaching practices.'

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Common Mistakes in Implementing Common Strategies

Common Mistakes in Implementing Common Strategies | PBIS at BDHS | Scoop.it
One of the most common efforts administrators make to improve instruction is to implement certain “best practices” across all of their classrooms or schools.

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 21, 2013 7:54 PM

Nice post.  Fidelity of implementation is important to monitor.  So often, people don't implement well, only to blame the strategy.  Still, it depends on WHAT you are implementing.  Teachers need autonoomy to do what they feel their students need.  

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Effective Teachers and PBIS: "Shhh! Don't Tell Them!"

Effective Teachers and PBIS:  "Shhh!  Don't Tell Them!" | PBIS at BDHS | Scoop.it

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 24, 2013 8:45 AM

Effective teachers have routines they teach.  They have many positive, enocuraging interactions with kids.  Their relationships are built on trust. These things come naturally to many; others have praticed and are wonderful and effective teachers because of these characteristics (and more).  Their "way" helps kids develop self-control.  

The feel of buildings also varies.  The number of kids sitting in offices, ready to be suspended varies.  It cannot be a fluke that behavior tends to be the most frustrating thing that principals and new teachers deal with.  I hear this over and over and over again, year in and year out.  There is a pattern.  Not everywhere; but in many places.  Without consistent routines and highly positive relationships, there will be problems.  how could there not be when we gather 500 kids in one building?

The spirit of PBIS, done well, is actually an attempt to bring those important things to teachers who are less consistent; don't have routines and aren't establishing positive interactions and trusting relationships.  There are many teachers who are committed to a system of punishment where the negative interactions outweigh the positive ones in a frightening way.  

 

Most buildings have common areas where interactions with many adults occur.  PBIS is about creating consistent routines in those areas so that bus drivers, custodians, and lunch ladies are also part of the consistent plan.  

 

Not every teacher needs these things because they are already doing them.  Not every building needs the effort because the administrator has already laid the principles down and everyone is on board.  There are routines for coming in the building; getting on the bus; coming and going in the cafeteria.  Things are not chaotic.  

 

The rewards portion of PBIS is one that upsets many people.There is much data on this supporting the use of rewards in buildings.  However, I think complaints about extrinsic rewarding are valid, in most cases.  My personal opinion is that acknowledgments are what is needed.  This is simply tied to positive interactions (the ones that good teachers do well without thinking). Effective teachers acknowledge kids at higher rates.  This is not a bribe.  It is not about control.  It is part of  communicating with humans.  

 

If we watched a child struggle and overcome a difficult hurdle, would we smile at them, acknowledging their triumph?  I would hope so!  That is acknowledgement.  It is what effective teachers do.  It builds relationships and trust.  It keeps kids engaged with us and our learning.

 

Having been in thousands of classrooms across our county, I can honestly say:  some schools and classrooms need the consistency that a framework like PBIS can offer; others are already implementing the important principles without labeling them PBIS.  

 

I've alos learned over the years that acronyms and words can carry baggage.  Sometimes simply changing the label makes things palatable.  You call it good teaching; I call it differentiation. It puts more detailed feet to the notion of good teaching.  The feet are needed for people who aren't there yet.   We are often talking about the same thing.  

 

Effective schools and  teachers are likely implementing all or most of the important principles of PBIS.  

 

Shhhhhhhhhh!  Don't tell them!  : )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, November 17, 2015 2:30 PM

Reflections of key principles of effective classrooms...........

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Tremper class focuses on skills of living

Tremper class focuses on skills of living | PBIS at BDHS | Scoop.it

When they walked into his sixth-hour class for the first time in September, Todd Hardy gave this crop of students his opening day lecture.

“I said you should all get an ‘A’ in this class, because it’s all about you,” said Hardy, a special education teacher at Tremper High School. The answers for all the questions in this class are already in your heads, he tells the students. Which isn’t the same thing as saying the answers are easy.

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Fond du Lac High School LipDub

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin Fond du Lac High School LipDub 2012 Over 500 students participated in creating this event and 50 clubs/sports. No better way to bring ...
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PVMS PBIS Rap

A video created to promote a new program at Park View Middle School in Cranston RI. This program is designed to promote positive behavior among students.
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What's in a Rule? | Responsive Classroom

What's in a Rule? | Responsive Classroom | PBIS at BDHS | Scoop.it

Rules reveal a lot about what is valued in classrooms and schools. Recently, when visiting classrooms in a large school district, I saw vivid examples of how the rules of each room influenced children's behavior, cooperation, creativity, independence, and passion for learning. I saw how the rules reflected the teachers' values—whether or not students had participated in making the rules. In each classroom I .....

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Opinion: Positive student behavior makes for fewer distractions | The Austin Daily Herald

Opinion: Positive student behavior makes for fewer distractions | The Austin Daily Herald | PBIS at BDHS | Scoop.it

Student misbehavior takes teachers away from teaching and distracts students from learning. Austin Public Schools is doing something about this by improving student behavior through Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and there are opportunities for parents and community members to get involved as well.

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What's the Secret to Effective Classroom Management?

What's the Secret to Effective Classroom Management? | PBIS at BDHS | Scoop.it

Here it is: Children have a strong, positive relationship with their teacher, and vice-versa.  Beneath this seemingly simple concept is a lot of neuropsychology, evolutionary psychology, cognitive development, and SEL

Social rule structures eventually rest on one of two things:  trust or fear.  When the rules are based on trust, students feel freer to participate; problem-based learning can thrive, versus learning focused on getting the one right answer; students can challenge prevailing wisdom, ask questions, and disagree safely with one another.  Students can co-create classroom management rules because they want to be there and they want the classroom to be engaging and work well.

When fear predominates...

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What Does it Cost to Implement PBIS?

What Does it Cost to Implement PBIS? | PBIS at BDHS | Scoop.it

Any school, district or state planning for large scale implementation of School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) faces the question of projected costs. The purpose of this Evaluation Brief is to provide a context for addressing that question. Our preference would be to provide a simple dollar amount that could be applied across budgets. Our experience, however, is that many variables affect the cost of SWPBIS implementation. Although beyond the scope of this document, a more extensive discussion about projected costs should consider associated variables....

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PBIS and Positive School Climate

PBIS and Positive School Climate | PBIS at BDHS | Scoop.it
PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) is a systems approach to create and maintain positive school climates. This evidence- based framework emphasizes preventing school discipline problems.
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Two Sides of Respect

Two Sides of Respect | PBIS at BDHS | Scoop.it
Respect is a two-sided coin.  Generally respect is defined as esteem for a person or deference to a person or thing.  We often hear people say they have respect for someone or they show respect to ...

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, February 1, 2013 4:18 PM

Respect begets respect.  It's that simple.  

 

Do we respect the culture our students/teachers  bring or are we expecting them to be just like us?

donhornsby's curator insight, February 2, 2013 6:22 AM

(From the article): Focusing on the right side of the respect coin will produce positive results in your leadership effectiveness and your team’s engagement and development.  What can you do today to appreciate your people and help them appreciate others in a way that makes the team more effective and produces better results?

Luís Cochofel's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:24 AM

Interesting insights on one of the most important traits of attitude towards others. A reading deserving attention (and respect, of course).

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Expectations, Communication, and Gratitude

Expectations, Communication, and Gratitude | PBIS at BDHS | Scoop.it
Musician Ray Wylie Hubbard says, “The days I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations, those are good days.”  I think it goes without saying that gratitude is an amazing “happiness strategy”.  Expectations, on the other hand, get us in...

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Chi-Hi PBIS Introduction Video

Chippewa Falls Senior High School PBIS Introduction Video. Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports (PBIS).
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