Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Neptune Middle School 2009 - 2010
What is Positive Behavior Support? • A way to focus on positive behaviors and decrease focus on negative behaviors. • System helps students want to learn, model, and repeat desired behaviors and expectations. • Teachers, administration, and students focus on the positive, thereby changing the school climate.
What is an Expectation • A behavior or procedure that students need to follow for the health, safety, or classroom management. • Procedures vary upon area and teacher. • All based upon the expectations of being a H.A.W.K.
HAWK • good Habits • Accountable • Work ethic • Kind
How Students are Rewarded • Students can earn awards throughout the day following Seahawk expectations. • Reward contingent on desired behavior. • Students can’t loose rewards or activities after being earned. Each reward is based on student’s behavior at a specific time or moment. • Any teacher or staff member can reward the student when seen modeling expectations.
The “Sand Dollar” • States Expectations • Tear off packs • Can be exchanged for rewards
Student Rewards • PBS Store • Ice Cream Social • Cookie Decorating Party • Pizza and Music Party • Fear Factor • Luau • Free Pizza or Slushy Coupon • Eat Outside
In our first year of implementation, we received a PBS Model School designation for our 6th Grade Center. Our discipline referrals had decreased significantly and our recognition program was a hit with the students and faculty.
Fear Factor is held in October so students have had time to collect enough Sand Dollars to purchase a ticket. Our second semester event is the Luau. This is another extremely popular PBS Experience.
Set up and organization for the Luau requires dedication and a tremendous amount of teacher and student labor.
PBS Store Currency for Store
RtI and PBS Terminology • Response to Intervention & Positive Behavior Support • Universal/School-Wide/Classroom/Tier I/Core Curriculum • Targeted Group/Tier 2/Supplemental Services • Individual/Tier 3/Intensive
Step 1 – Problem Identification Step 2 – Problem Analysis Step 3 – Implement Step 4 – Evaluate
Is it Working? • Make instructional decisions based on the review and analysis of student data • Progress Monitoring includes graphing the results
Response to Intervention • Did we meet the intervention goal? - Review the Goal Statement on the Analyzing Patterns Worksheet • Are there: - Decreases in problem behavior - Increases in appropriate behavior - Achievement of broader goals - Increases in academic achievement