Beginning next week, TRMS will be initiating a PBiS program throughout our classrooms,, hallways, bathrooms, office, and lunchroom. PBiS stands for School-wide Positive Behavior Support. PBiS is a systems approach to establishing the social cultural and behavioral expectations and supports that all children need in school to achieve both social and academic success. It consists of:
Behavioral Expectations Defined
Behavioral Expectations Taught
Reward system for appropriate behavior
Continuum of consequences for problem behavior
Continuous collection and use of data for decision-making
Is PBIS Evidenced Based and effective?
In several studies documented on the PBiS Website, it was found that implementing PBiS with structure and Fidelity was directly related to:
reduction in problem behavior levels
Reducing the number of office discipline referrals
Reducing the number of suspensions
Improving the perception of school safety
And improving academic performance - One School district also found that it was associated with improved proportion of students who met the state reading standard.
TRMS Behavioral Expectations will be defined through a “looks like – Sounds Like” element for every area of our building by the acronym
G – Great Attitude – Being positive
R – Respect everyone and everything
O – Ownership. Taking responsibility for what you say and do both negative and positive.
W – Work Ethic – Consistently doing your best.
L – Leadership – Make the right choices in all situation and inspire others to do the same. Role models.
For Example: Great Attitude – Classroom – raising your hand, believing you can do it, using manners, etc.
These behavioral Expectations Taught will be taught to our kiddos in several ways. Each core and all elective teacher will have one letter of the GROWL Acronym to present to their students in detail for each area of the building. It will be the responsibility of that department to refer to it repeatedly throughout the year and reinforce the student’s understanding of their letter and the whole acronym. There will also be G.R.O.W.L. posters posted throughout the school, and it will be referred to often with the kids as expectations for their behavior, academics and for their social relationships.
When a kid is caught following the G.R.O.W.L. expectations, they will be given a G.R.O.W.L. ticket which the student can turn in for SUPER cool prizes and rewards!
The G.R.O.W.L. movement will kick off on Friday at an assembly by Principal Cloke, V.P. Robinson, and all of the counseling team.
THE MORE YOU PROMOTE IT, THE BETTER THE RESULT IN BEHAVIOR AND ACADEMICS.
For ways to integrate G.R.O.W.L. expectations into your own home and family, please visit: www.pbis.org