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PBIS in the Classroom:Culture and Relationship-Building Application (Your campus) PBIS Team Student Services Department
Review: What is Culture? • Culture is often described like “air.” • “Culture” and “race” are not synonyms. • Our culture comes from how, where, when, by whom we were raised . • Culture affects how individuals view the world and how they live; our students’ culture impacts their experience with school. • Culture is both formed and transmitted through communication, verbal and non-verbal.
Remember: Sugai, 2014
Review: Building Relationships • Building relationships with students is a critical element in classroom management. • While “building relationships” may seem like a subjective construct, there are certain behaviors in which teachers engage when building relationships with students. • Listening • Frequent, positive interactions with students Simonsen & Myers, 2015
Relationship-Building:Discussion • How would you assess your ability to build relationships with students? • What are your strengths? • Where could you improve? • What are some identifiable, measurable steps you can take (or do take) to build relationships with your students? • Think about your culture, your students’ culture, and the culture of your classroom. • How does culture impact your relationships with students? • How does building relationships impact your classroom culture?
Teacher Practice Activity • Look at the “Culture Map” handout. • To complete the activity: • Put your name in the circle. • Consider the life events that have shaped you and your personal culture. Put significant events in the boxes around the circle. • Answer the questions below the graphic.
How are we shaped by our culture? Your culture Early experience Transition to adulthood Professional/personal experience Early experience Professional experience Educational experience Most recent experiences Born and raised Thank you, George Sugai! Professional experience
Questions To Be Completed • How does your culture impact your teaching? • What aspects of your culture impact your relationship with students? • What aspects of your culture impact your relationship with colleagues? • What aspects of your culture impact your perspective on education?
For More Information • Refer to the Student Services intranet website. • From inside AISD, click on: • w3.aisd.net/studentservices • Consult with member(s) of your campus PBIS team.
PBIS Intranet Website • District PBIS news, events, and updates. • To access, select intranet, click on “Student Services”, then select the PBIS tab. • Select “Teacher/Classroom Resources”