Welcome to “PBS Can Give Hope to Struggling Students” SWPBS Conference November 15, 2013 9:30 – 10:45 Session
Objectives for this Session • Why Students Struggle • The Critical features of Positive Behavior Supports
Why Students Struggle • Developmental and Cognitive Deficits • Home Environment (How Can PBS Help)
The Critical Features of Positive Behavior Supports • Three Broad Rules: Respectful, Ready, & Responsible -These are implemented in each part of our day and in each part of our school. -For example: arrival, in our classroom, rotation, in the cafeteria, dismissal, etc.
The Critical Features of Positive Behavior Supports • Teaching Respectful, Ready, & Responsible -daily discussions -read books -role play in different settings -video modeling: appropriate & inappropriate -create social scripts
The Critical Features of Positive Behavior Supports • Reinforce and recognize rule following behavior -”Catch” your students following the rules -Positive talk and gestures such as “give yourself a pat on the back” -Give tokens or points as a reward -Power cards and belts using favorite character -Replacement behaviors -Self-monitoring checklist -Give privileges like extra computer time (individual) and Fun Friday (whole class)
The Critical Features of Positive Behavior Supports • Procedures for addressing rule violations -Correcting behaviors in private, not in public -For minor infractions, use phrases such as, “Try it again the right way.” In the occasion when a student forgets to raise her/his hand, say, “Set it up the right way.” -For major infractions, use private student conferences with reflection sheets.
Positive Behavior Supports can Give Hope to Struggling Students Choose to be the ONE who gives them HOPE