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Telling Isn’t Teaching

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Dinner with my childhood friend (who happens to teach third grade) inevitably turns to a discussion about this year’s “interesting” … Continue reading »...
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Rethinking the Classroom Website | Krissy Venosdale {Venspired}

Rethinking the Classroom Website | Krissy Venosdale {Venspired} | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it

Very nice entry re:  the creation of a class website. 

 

" So, I finally decided what our class kids needed, and what our site is going to be about. Our learning. Our thinking. Our experiences. The rest? It’s just details."

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An Example of Bad Teachers: The Yellers

An Example of Bad Teachers: The Yellers | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
Yelling is often a sign you're out of control...not for the teachers known as yellers.

 

Classroom systems help teachers avoid this trap!!!!

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Tools for Teaching: Managing a Large Class Size

Tools for Teaching: Managing a Large Class Size | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
Do you have more students than ever this year? With serious education budget cuts in most states, we are seeing class size reduction programs as a thing of the past in many schools.
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What Do Kids Really Learn from Failure?

What Do Kids Really Learn from Failure? | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
There's reason to doubt the popular claim that kids have too little experience with failure. Or that more such experience would be good for them.
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10 Great Tools for Student-Teacher Communication

10 Great Tools for Student-Teacher Communication | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
10 great tools to manage student-teacher communication and make life that little bit easier for both parties.
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Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do

Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Technical Assistance: Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment in Our Nation's Classrooms Training Toolkit

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Seven Things About Students Who Challenge Us- Consistency matters more than the hammer!

Seven Things  About Students Who Challenge Us-  Consistency matters more than the hammer! | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it

Seven Important components to consider if you find youself challenged by the behavior of a student.  The first component deals with having a schoolwide system in place that is consistently implemented. 

 

 Typically there are school-wide expectations that are defined in common areas by whole staff/kids (What does safe look like in the cafeteria? Hallway? Bus?) Teachers SHOULD then have autonomy to  tailor what the expectations look like in their classroom .  Students can help define!  Here is a tool to assist:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/jomr366nezu11rs/Beechview%20CHAMPS.doc ;

 

Teachers, students and administration should know which kinds of behaviors are handled in class by the teacher and which ones are handled by administration.  This is the part that needs consistency.  Here is an example of a way to create a consistent system: 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/i0epblvwawc5i2x/GeneralProcedureFlowChart_v2.1.pdf ; The details can change.  The important part is that everyone is consistent.  Many teachers become frustrated when the system is unclear and inconsistently implemented.  Kids find the holes and it becomes a game.  They know who and where they can and cannot "get away" with pushing the limits.  Not fair to them!

 

A common misconception here is that the consequences administration chooses for infractions must always be the same.  Not so!  There is room for individualization!  The important part is that the system is followed.  Consequences are only a small part!  It matters most that the system is implemented and less about which "hammer" you use. 

 

Another misconception is that all teachers must respond a certain way to each behavior (there's those consequences again).  Not so!  They just need to know what they are expected to handle and when to make an office referral! 

 

The hammer you use is less important than the notion of using it consistently. 


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Seven Things About Students Who Challenge Us- Consistency matters more than the hammer!

Seven Things  About Students Who Challenge Us-  Consistency matters more than the hammer! | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it

Seven Important components to consider if you find youself challenged by the behavior of a student.  The first component deals with having a schoolwide system in place that is consistently implemented. 

 

 Typically there are school-wide expectations that are defined in common areas by whole staff/kids (What does safe look like in the cafeteria? Hallway? Bus?) Teachers SHOULD then have autonomy to  tailor what the expectations look like in their classroom .  Students can help define!  Here is a tool to assist:  https://www.dropbox.com/s/jomr366nezu11rs/Beechview%20CHAMPS.doc ;

 

Teachers, students and administration should know which kinds of behaviors are handled in class by the teacher and which ones are handled by administration.  This is the part that needs consistency.  Here is an example of a way to create a consistent system: 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/i0epblvwawc5i2x/GeneralProcedureFlowChart_v2.1.pdf ; The details can change.  The important part is that everyone is consistent.  Many teachers become frustrated when the system is unclear and inconsistently implemented.  Kids find the holes and it becomes a game.  They know who and where they can and cannot "get away" with pushing the limits.  Not fair to them!

 

A common misconception here is that the consequences administration chooses for infractions must always be the same.  Not so!  There is room for individualization!  The important part is that the system is followed.  Consequences are only a small part!  It matters most that the system is implemented and less about which "hammer" you use. 

 

Another misconception is that all teachers must respond a certain way to each behavior (there's those consequences again).  Not so!  They just need to know what they are expected to handle and when to make an office referral! 

 

The hammer you use is less important than the notion of using it consistently. 

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Smile, the world is good…

Smile, the world is good… | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
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“Always smile back at little children.
To ignore them is to destroy their belief that the world is good.” ~ Pam Brown
This fall I began teaching at a new school. I am also the new vice-principal of my school.

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Creating Conditions for Effective and Ongoing Family Engagement: Harvard Family Research Project

Creating Conditions for Effective and Ongoing Family Engagement:   Harvard Family Research Project | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it

In this Commentary, Harvard Family Research Project’s Senior Research Analyst, Heidi Rosenberg, looks at the ways in which schools, programs, and other community institutions can help fac...Check out the Harvard Family Research Project!

 

 

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School ideas: Response to Intervention

School ideas:  Response to Intervention | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
The mother load of RTI interventions...mainly for K-2 skill level learners (The mother load of RTI interventions...mainly for K-2 skill level learners http://t.co/DnkQZfJa...)...

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Giving Teachers Tools to Stop Bullying: Free Training Toolkit Now Available | ED.gov Blog

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GOOD FOR YOU: Windsor Middle School's Positive Behavior Intervention and ... - My Windsor Now

GOOD FOR YOU: Windsor Middle School's Positive Behavior Intervention and ...My Windsor NowThe Windsor Middle School Positive Behavior Intervention and Support committee raised close to $400 from the powder puff football game on Sept.
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Six Reasons for Behavior Problems and How to Turn It Around

Six Reasons for Behavior Problems and How to Turn It Around | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
Pulling from Robert Marzano, Deb Pickering, Daniel Pink, Robyn Jackson, Bob Sullo and others-  I believe that  what motivates kids … Continue reading »...
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Cultivating Parent Engagement

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Cultivating Parent Engagement (Video: Cultivating Parent Engagement - A Must for Student Success - Resources provided #edchat http://t.co/qhcc1eAc...)...
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Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Cracking the Behavior Code

Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Cracking the Behavior Code | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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Six Reasons for Behavior Problems and How to Turn It Around

Six Reasons for Behavior Problems and How to Turn It Around | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
  Pulling from Robert Marzano, Deb Pickering, Daniel Pink, Robyn Jackson, Bob Sullo and others-  I believe that  what motivates kids to do well:  autonomy, mastery, purpose, environments worth inve...
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Making reality a school. #IDreamASchool

If school is meant to prepare students for real life, then why doesn’t school look more like real life?
This is the primary question that has kept me research-busy for the past seven to ten years, at varying degrees.
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Building relationships builds safety - Taranaki Daily News

Building relationships builds safety - Taranaki Daily News | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
Taranaki Daily NewsBuilding relationships builds safetyTaranaki Daily NewsMrs Attwell, based in New Plymouth, has a caseload of around 15 Taranaki children and loves knowing she is making a positive difference in their lives.
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Want staff input on school culture/climate/student support? This is it!

Want staff input on school culture/climate/student support?  This is it! | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it

 

The PBIS Self Assessment Survey (SAS) is used by school staff for initial and annual assessment of effective behavior support systems in their school. The survey examines the status and need for improvement of four behavior support systems: (a) school-wide systems for consistent response to problems (b) non-classroom systems (e.g., cafeteria, hallway, playground), (c) classroom organization/management systems, and (d) systems for individual students engaging in chronic problem behaviors. Each question in the survey relates to one of the four systems.

 

Survey results are summarized and used for a variety of purposes including:

annual action planning, internal decision making, assessment of change over time, awareness building of staff, and team validation

PBIS assessments can be accessed through your local coordinator.  To find one, go here:  https://www.pbisassessment.org/coordinator ; I am one of several in Michigan!  We have about 40 schools using the system in Oakland County! 

 

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We need to remember what it FEELS like to be a novice

We need to remember what it FEELS like to be a novice | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it

Great reminder about how we treat kids and how we create an environment for learning.  Additionally.........once we are expert, we can't learn from another?  Right?  Another thought is to stop thinking you are expert! : )

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Deb.Pickering: The Highly Engaged Classroom

Deb.Pickering:  The Highly Engaged Classroom | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it

Deb Pickering joined our county in a day of engagement.  The morning was spent learning the model presented, while exploring key pieces around student engagement. 

 

     Can I do this?  Am I interested? 

 

First of two powerpoints used during a professional learning session last March. 

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How Children Succeed | Psychology Today

How Children Succeed | Psychology Today | Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports:  Oakland County | Scoop.it
In fact, what seems to have more of an effect is the chaotic environments that many low-income kids grow up in and the often stressful relationships they have with the adults around them.
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