Mean/Aggressive Behavior Presentation. Hanover-Horton High School 2012-13 Breaker. Table Task. At your table and as a group, develop a list of the most common forms of immature/inappropriate behavior that you see in a typical day
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Hanover-Horton High School
At your table and as a group, develop a list of the most common forms of immature/inappropriate behavior that you see in a typical day
Rank your list, starting with 1, from most observed to least observed
Why are these behaviors accepted?
Why this change?
Preserve safety for all students
Raise expectation for acceptable, mature behavior
Most students will not be affected by this new policy because you already do the right things and treat others respectfully
State of Michigan Law
Bullying – a form of aggression that is intentional, repeated, and involves an imbalance of power between the people involved. Bullying can take the form of a look, gesture, word, or action.
Mean/Aggressive Behavior – any (intentional or unintentional) mean look, gesture, word, or action that hurts a person’s body, feelings, friendships, reputation, or property.
Recent survey taken last year
Results show areas of concerns
Validate the mean/aggressive behavior that exists in our school
Level 1: Horseplay (goofing around, pushing, shoving, grabbing, tripping, jumping on). Rude gestures. Gossiping. Intimidating stares. Mean faces. Laughing at someone, not with someone. Distracting behavior directed at other students.
Level 2: Teasing behaviors that would hurt the feelings of others, include but not limited to: “just kidding” behaviors, laughing at someone, gossiping, insulting remarks, mimicking someone, spreading rumors, mean notes, taunting, playing mean tricks, name-calling, yelling at someone, staring at someone.
Level 3: Moderate Intimidation: Planned exclusion, silent treatment, social alienation, emotional blackmail, electronic intimidation, retaliation, threatening to ruin friendships/reputation, mean prank (causing school-wide humiliation). Moderate Physical Contact/Horseplay that looks like aggression to onlookers (pushing, shoving, grabbing, tripping, jumping on, hitting, kicking, pulling hair, pinching, shouldering, play fighting, throwing objects at others in an attempt to hurt or control others). Obscene Gestures/Swearing: Directed at someone and appears aggressive in nature.
False Reporting of Aggressive Behavior
Refusal or Defiant Behavior Directed Towards an Adult (arguing, back talking, refusing to follow directions, using inappropriate language, walking away while staff is talking to the student). Threats: Vandalism/Graffiti/Minor Property Damage
Retaliation for Reporting
Severe Intimidation/Harassment/Threat: Includes racial, ethnic, sexual and/or religious. Severe Physical Contact: Punching, kicking, fighting, slapping, biting, spitting, and similar behaviors that are used to injure others. Stealing/Severe Property Damage
Volunteers needed for this activity
What level would this be?
New Referral Form
One form for two different behavior systems
Student Report Form
Located in the office by the typewriter
Completed form gets placed in the drop box by the typewriter
15 Second Intervention
Time to Think Form
Silent Supervised Lunch (SSL)
SSLs will take the place of after-school suspensions for tardies
Late to SSL results in another SSL
ISS – a.m. or p.m.
Not all day anymore
Behavior Rubric explains consequence
Everyone at some point has been an ineffective bystander
Hallways, lunch lines, lockers, etc.
The Bystander Effect – Experiment
Another Example of Poor Bystanders
How to be a good bystander
Acts of Heroism
Become Positive Bystander
You would want someone to help you
Become a civil and respectful member of society
Do the right thing and be a good kid…at all times!!!
Raise level of behavioral expectation in school culture