What is P.B.I.S. ?
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support
At Discovery we have three main behavior expectations
A - Always be respectful
I - I solve my problems
M - Make responsible decisions
How does it impact our school?
PBIS is a way of creating a positive and predictable school environment. It focuses on improving school climate and building school culture by using consistent school wide rules, teaching rules to all students for all school areas, and developing a school wide system to recognize and reward students for following the rules.
PBIS creates a culture of respect that allows teachers and students to focus on learning. Through PBIS, misbehavior is minimized and self-management is maximized. The end result is more time for teaching and learning.
Why do we need to use it?
PBIS uses behavior data collection to help with school wide decisions regarding behavior interventions and support for struggling students, consequences for breaking the rules that are consistent and timely, and changes needed for improving the system.
Our goal is teaching school behavior and expectations so that we have a safe and responsive school for children to be ready to learn at their full potential.
What will it look like at Discovery?
As we enter our second year of implementing PBIS we will continue to teach positive behaviors when using the hallways, bathrooms, and lunchroom. This year, PBIS will focus on two additional areas; recess and dismissal.
Teachers, assistants, and school staff will be teaching what these three rules look like and sound like in all areas of the school. Students will be given opportunities to practice what it looks like, role play what to do if you see someone not following rules, and rewarded when they are seen following or showing one of the rules. As we reward appropriate behavior, misbehavior will decrease.
Students save up their reward stickers on a ten stick in the classroom. Once their ten stick is filled up they add their name to the classroom ten stick. Once the classroom ten stick is filled up the teacher sends it to the office. During morning announcements the principal will let the school know which classes earned the class ten stick and will come to the classroom for those students to sign the principals book and be given a class square to decorate and put out on the school wide hundreds chart for earning a school wide behavior celebration.
How can you help at home?
At home talk with your child about their day, how many AIM stickers did you earn today, how did you earn them and give them positives for the good behavior they are using.
Ask you child what does AIM mean? How would you show AIM when we to to a restaurant for dinner? How would you show AIM at the store? or at bedtime?...
Discovery is very excited to be implementing PBIS this year and welcome your thoughts about how it is going for your child, ideas for making it better, how it is impacting behavior at home.