Implementing PBIS The Woodlawn High School Model Ms. Kate Hudkins Ms. Shira Wetzler 14 July 2009
THE PBIS CONNECTION • Performance Goal 4 • All students will be educated in school environments that are safe and conducive to learning. • Indicator 4.1 • All schools and school communities will maintain safe, orderly, nurturing environments.
THE WOODLAWN “EXPERIENCE” • Our Community • Our Campus • Our Students • Our Faculty, Staff, and Administration
CREATING A PBIS COMMITTEE • Safe & Orderly Action Team • Attendance • PBIS • Behavior/Discipline • Intramurals • Community Involvement
OUR GOAL • To switch the primary focus from providing attention to those demonstrating negative behaviors to reinforcing and giving attention to those demonstrating positive behaviors.
DESIRED OUTCOMES FEWER reactive, aversive, dangerous, and exclusionary behaviors MORE engaging, responsive, preventive, and productive behaviors &
DESIRED OUTCOMES Most importantly, our implementation of this school-wide PBIS initiative has the ability to maximize academic engagement & achievement for all students by creating an environment that more frequently recognizes students’ positive behaviors than negative behaviors. *This does NOT mean negative behaviors are ignored or left unaddressed.
5 COMPONENTSof Effective Practice • #1: DEFINEbehavior expectations • #2: TEACHbehavior expectations • #3: REMIND daily by using “I witness coupons” • #4: CELEBRATE the desired behaviors • #5: CORRECT the problem behaviors
#1: DEFINE Woodlawn Warriors Strive for Straight A’s: Attitude Achievement Attendance
#1: DEFINE Warrior PRIDE! Participation: Active learners are involved. Be there -- Be prepared. Respect Take care of self, others, and environment. Integrity Be honest. Be true to yourself & others. Take responsibility for your actions and words. Dedication Be a team player. Demonstration commitment. Maintain perseverance. Excellence Do your personal best. Challenge yourself to go above & beyond. Support the best in all.
#2: TEACH & #3: REMIND • In addition to telling students the behavioral expectations, students will be provided with examples of behaviors that are appropriate to both place & time. • PBIS lessons will be taught during the first week of school so that all students are aware of all parts of the new framework. (see handout) • Posters will be placed throughout the school for easy reference. • Parents will be informed and provided with ways to reinforce PBIS at home.
#4: ACKNOWLEDGE & CELEBRATE • Appropriate behaviors must be regularly acknowledged and in a consistent manner. • To maintain consistency, individual teachers will be provided with “I Witness Coupons” to use (at their discretion) as a tool of encouragement and as a student motivator.
#4: ACKNOWLEDGE & CELEBRATE • Students will be able to redeem a predetermined number of “I Witness Coupons” for a variety of incentives. • Incentives should be offered in both material and non-material forms
#4: Let’s talk INCENTIVES FOR STUDENTS: Including, but not limited to: • Limo to prom • Entrance to Rec Room during lunch • Homework Pass • Permission to attend assemblies & after-school events • Ice Cream Social for students with near-perfect attendance • Pizza Party for Honor Roll students
#4: Let’s talk INCENTIVES FOR TEACHERS: Including, but not limited to: • Free entrance to sports events • One half-priced item from concession stand at sporting events • Items from school store • Gift Cards to places like Learning How, restaurant, Barnes & Noble, etc • "Duty Pass"...a day they don't have to do their non-teaching duty?
#4: ACKNOWLEDGE & CELEBRATE • In addition to the coupons, teachers should STRIVE FOR FIVE: • Verbally acknowledge 5 students a day (or more!) who are demonstrating desired positive behavior. Be clear and specific about what the behavior is!
#5: CORRECT • Violation of behavioral expectations must be acknowledged and clear procedures will be followed to provide information to students who demonstrate unacceptable behavior. • PBIS does NOT stop identifying and correcting students who display unacceptable behaviors.
SUCCESS DEPENDS ON CONSISTENCY OF IMPLEMENTATION; THEREFORE… The 3 A’s will be implemented: • in theCLASSROOM, • in theCAFETERIA, • in theBATHROOMS, • throughoutHALLWAYS, • on theBUSES, • in theCOMPUTER LABS, • in theLIBRARY, & • on SCHOOL GROUNDS
“DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO” does not work with adolescents. • We must not forget that we are the ones who must set the example for desired behavior. • When we slip up, as all humans do, (Yes, Teachers ARE human…) we must model the appropriate form of apology, and take ownership. We shouldn’t expect to be perfect, but we should expect students to have the knowledge and ability to respond appropriately to mistakes.
IF WE’RE ON THE SAME FIELD,BUT PLAYING DIFFERENT SPORTS, NO ONE CAN WIN.
WORKING AS A TEAM • For PBIS to work effectively, we - as the adults & role models in the schoolhouse - must express our support of PBIS. • Posters will be placed around the school and provided for each classroom as visual reminders of procedures and positive support. • Teachers implementing PBIS effectively will be rewarded with incentives.
LET’S TALK. Our Contact Information: • Ms. Kate Hudkins, firstname.lastname@example.org • Ms. Shira Wetzler, email@example.com Woodlawn High School 410-887-1309