We can communicate positive behavior expectations by… • Being good role models • Promoting positive behavioroften and everywherethrough • Classroom lessons • Videos • Posters • Class climate • Activities • Announcements • Recognition & Reinforcement
We can reinforce positive behaviors by offering students… • Praise and positive reinforcement • Recognition through • Retail store gifts • Coupons for community businesses • Opportunities to participate in athletic and social activities • School supplies & materials • Tickets to games, dances, or movies • Money
PBIS Depends on CONSISTENCY in Expectations Training Involvement Interpretation Implementation Accountability BY BY Administrators Students Teachers Families School staff Support groups
What is PBIS? • PBIS is a 3 – 5 year process. • Over 2,000 schools across the country - over 400 in Maryland – have implemented PBIS. • 50% or more schools reduce their office referrals by 50% the first year. • This is a data driven program. • PBIS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. • PBIS focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students.
What is PBIS? (cont.) • It is a SCHOOL-WIDE design for discipline. • It is team-based systematic planning. • It is for (and by) ALL students, ALL staff, and in ALL settings. • It is a program that can be upgraded as we go along. • Each month we will analyze the discipline data. • We will survey the staff, students, and parents for upgrades.
What is different about PBIS? • Organized system of Positive Behavior management in all settings • Organized system of disciplinary actions • Clear school wide expectations with incentives and consequences • Actual teaching of Positive Behavior Expectations • Behavioral recognition system for kids doing the right thing
The 3 MajorComponentsof PBIS • Teaching appropriate behavior in all settings. • Interventions when behavior expectations are not met. • Recognition when behaviors are met.
The Golden Hawk Says: OUR PBIS CORE VALUES • BE RESPECTFUL • BE RESPONSIBLE • BE SAFE
Remember! The Golden Hawk says, “Be Respectful! Be Responsible! Be Safe!”
Guidelines for Awarding“Clemente Bucks” Why? • The Clemente Buck is a positive behavior recognition to encourage our students to consistently demonstrate Clemente’s core values: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe. • Clemente Bucks should ONLY be given to students who are consistently demonstrating Clemente’s core values. Who? • All staff (teaching, office, building service, cafeteria, bus driver and substitute teacher) should be awarding Clemente Bucks. Staff = $1 Buck, Bus driver = $2 Buck, Substitute teacher = $3 Buck
Guidelines for Awarding“Clemente Bucks” cont. Where? • Clemente Bucks should be linked to the appropriate behavior based on the locations in the Expectations Matrix. When? • Clemente Bucks should be given immediately to students when a behavior in the Expectations Matrix is consistently observed.
Guidelines for Awarding“Clemente Bucks” cont. How? • When you award the Clemente Bucks to a student, the student should know exactly why he/she is getting the recognition. The reason should be valid and connected to the core values: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe. • Circle one of the three core values on the buck to denote which behavior is being recognized. • Print the student’s first and last name and sign your name legibly in ink.
Guidelines for Awarding“Clemente Bucks” cont. Additional information • See your team leader or department head to restock on bucks. • Try to hand out a minimum of 5 bucks per day. • Focus on WHATyou are giving out Clemente Bucks for, rather than on how many. • Don’t use Clemente Bucks as coercion “If you don’t do this, I’m not giving you a Clemente Buck.”
Roberto Clemente Middle School congratulations! The Golden Hawk says that YOU have been [ ] Respectful [ ] Responsible [ ] Safe (Check one) You, ________________________________________ , are the owner of (Please print in ink) First Name Last Name $ one genuine clemente buck $ issued by _______________________________ on _________________ (Please sign legibly in ink) First Name Last Name Date What is aClemente Buck?
Where will students spend their Clemente Bucks? At the Clemente Store! • Located on the stage in the cafeteria • Open every Friday during lunch • Items priced according to value • Students can view items online
Ice Cream Passes Target Gift Certificates McDonald’s Coupons Wal-Mart Gift Certificates Dance Passes Movie Passes Game Passes Bags/Freebies Six Flags Passes Grade Level Rewards dances, movie nights, etc. Recognitions for individual students may include the following:
Grade LevelStudent Recognition Peace Days • Any particular day when there are NO office referrals that disrupt the peace of the school. Result = 1 Peace Day • Office referrals that will result in a lost Peace Day: TBD • When a particular grade accumulates a certain target level of peace days, the entire grade will be recognized. • The target levels are: 5, 15, 30, 50, 75, and 100 days.
StaffRecognition • Public recognition for giving out Clemente bucks. • Golden fire boot for staff whose class has best Fire Drill behavior. • Building service recognition for cleanest classroom/ stations. • Public recognition for student attendance. • Parking in an administrator’s parking space for a week. • Administrator/SDT/Counselor class coverage. • Administrator/SDT/Counselor walk class to lunch. • Movie passes • Gift certificates
SURFACE MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES Positive Responses by Teachers • Non-verbal • Verbal
THE ALTERNATIVE TEACHER How and when will the alternative teacher be utilized? • After previous strategies have been implemented without positive results, the alternative teacher can be used as a resource. • When a student has been identified in the EMT process as needing behavioral interventions and support. *The alternative teacher should not be used as a quick fix for student behavior problems.*
Staff Managed Behaviors • Tardiness (on 3rd tardy, enter student into Response System) • Skipping class (1st offense is phone call home and 4pm reflection. 2nd offense is immediate office referral) • Non-compliance with staff direction • Classroom disruption • Bullying • Inappropriate language • Failure to serve teacher assigned detention • Unprepared for class • Leaving the classroom without permission • Inappropriate computer use • Inappropriate locker behavior • Dress code violation • Throwing objects • Eating/drinking in class • Academic dishonesty • Inappropriate language • Sleeping in class • Carrying backpack • Electronic devices/cell phones (visible and/or on)
Office Managed Behaviors • Bomb Threat/False Alarm • Possession of a Weapon/Explosive Device • Threats of bringing/using Weapons • Fighting/Physical Aggression • Physical Assault/Harassment • Intimidation • Sexual Harassment/Sexual Offense • Loitering • Theft/Burglary • Verbal Abuse and/or Threat of Violence • Inappropriate Bus Behavior • Failure to Identify Oneself • Truancy • Inappropriate hallway behavior • Vandalism/ Property Damage • False Fire Alarm or Arson • Possession/Distribution/Use of OTC Medication, Controlled Substance, Tobacco, or Alcohol • Leaving the Classroom without Permission • Forgery/Extortion • Gambling • Chronic Violation of Teacher Managed Behaviors • Possession/Use of Imitation Weapons • Possession/Use of Imitation Drugs • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
SMB(Staff Managed Behavior Form)Ongoing record of behavior issues in each class • “Reserved for New Form”
Core Team Members • John Mangrum – Team Leader • Donna Lemon • James Richard • Pam Lloyd • Mary Holmes • Kitty Shuler • Stacy Markowitz • Ashley Palmer • Susi Pully • Brett DeMunter • Pat Bradley • Kathryn Morris