“One of the foremost advances in school-wide discipline is the emphasis on school-wide systems of support that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments.” (source)
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is all about school environment and character education. School-wide PBIS has been proven to be effective in urban, rural, and suburban schools, as well as in special education and school-wide and across age levels.
While PBIS isn't necessarily a "trending topic" these days, its main goals and practices are still extrememly relevant in conversations regarding school culture, classroom environment, and overal classroom management.
Implementing PBIS or other character education programs in your school district? Here are a couple ways we've found effective using VariQuest Visual Learning Tools and accompanying software to post expectations and provide incentives. These efforts can easily be united using common language and consistent applications and practices.
Clearly post expectations in hallways, classrooms, and common areas so students, staff, and parents are all aware of rules and expected behavior. Use the Poster Maker and Perfecta to easily duplicate and customize these posters for consistency school and district-wide. Laminate the posters for use year round!
Provide incentives with customized awards and colorful stickers. Quickly and easily create and customize these rewards in-house with the Awards Maker.
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