Aligning class rules with PBIS

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  1. Tech Teacher

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    If you are not familiar, PBIS is Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports.

    This is a district wide program. We have three guidelines for behavior: Be Ready, Be Respectful, Be Responsible. I want to align my rules with these guidelines. I am having trouble with rules for Ready.

    What I have:
    Respectful- Listen to others
    - Use materials appropriately
    Responsible-Do your job
    - Follow directions quickly
     
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  3. Pashtun

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    Can you think of it more as be prepared?
    Bring the right attitude
    Organized
    transitions
    having the right tools
    finished your homework
     
  4. Tech Teacher

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    Thank you. I couldn't see the forest for that one large tree. haha.

    All I could think of was 'having the right tools'.
     
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    Look up information on whole brain teaching. They have 5 rules:
    1. Follow directions quickly
    2. Raise your hand to speak
    3. Raise your hand to leave your seat
    4. Make smart choices
    5. Make your dear teacher happy

    There's lots more to it, but that would get you started. I used it last year and it helped a lot with behavior.
     
  6. Tech Teacher

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    I saw that used last year. It was amazing with the kindergartners. Do you think it is appropriate for 6th grade?

    I also want rules I will enforce at all times. I won't enforce raising your hand and leaving your seat in different situations. That is just a personal preference.
     
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    I think it would work. You might look it up on YouTube under 6th grade and see if they have examples of it being used. That's what I did before using it with my first graders. They may have different rules for older students, too. Good luck!
     
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    We have the three Rs for PBIS at my school. Since they cover the gamut, I let the kids talk it out at the beginning of the year and determine what each R really means.

    Example: one group gets Be Ready. They discuss and come up with a list of things that might fall under Be Ready. They might say "be in your seat when the bell rings, have your homework finished, have a pencil for class" etc. it works nicely because the kids have to figure it put, rather than me having to spell out every scenario for them.
     
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    Wow, chebrutta... I don't even know if my school has those three Rs, but I just think my classroom might this year! I really like the idea of breaking the class into groups and having each one discuss (and maybe illustrate or otherwise demonstrate) the meaning of one of the words. It reminds me of social contracting. Thanks for getting my brain going.
     
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    Thank you chebrutta! Sounds like a great idea.
     
  11. MzMooreTeaches

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    These are exciting! The school I'm transferring to are a PBIS school. So I'm extremely interested in how its implemented.
     

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