Stop treading water.

by Dr. Tim Grivois and Tiffany Emerson PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Support. PBIS is a schoolwide system for increasing the good we see in our students, reducing unexpected behaviors and helping everyone live our values out loud. Specifically, schools implementing PBIS build systems that make school values explicit, teachable, and universally understood.Continue reading “Stop treading water.”

Three reasons why individualized behavior support plans fail.

Individualized Behavior Support Plans fail when they are too big, too shallow, or written by a behavior expert. The best way to address these issues is to do the opposite.

Free Webinar: Individual Behavior Support Plan Template

While most behavior support plans include strategies for preventing unexpected behavior, few seriously consider the root causes of challenging behaviors outside of immediate triggers. Instead, TGS’ Individual Behavior Support Plan Template places student wellness first and makes every opportunity available to meet students’ needs.

Reflective CICO

PBIS must better align CICO systems, data, and practices, and Reflective CICO is the best way to do this. Instead of tracking student behavior (which we do anyway with office referrals), we need to track that critical elements of CICO conversations occur as scheduled and as trained. Reflective CICO is the answer.

Youth: The missing voice in Check-in, Check-out.

One of the problems with CICO is that it works. What if the only reason student behavior improves is because we’ve provided frequent doses of external motivation, and never connect the goals we have for students to goals that they have for themselves?

Support youth in becoming who they want to be, not how we want them to behave.

by Timothy (Tim) Grivois-Shah, Ed.D. The most successful behavioral supports in schools typically involve 1) frequent doses of positive feedback & prompting, and 2) strong relationships with a trusted mentor. Check-in, Check-out (CICO) is a common framework for behavioral support, and when it works, students of any age know that someone they respect both wantsContinue reading “Support youth in becoming who they want to be, not how we want them to behave.”

Digital Check-in / Check-out is coming back on 24 Sept 2020 at 3:30pm PT.

CICO works because the intervention is about strengthening relationships with students and communicating with young people effectively. And, while many schools have done CICO well with in-person learning, CICO for digital learning spaces can be equally effective.

Help staff support students more effectively through digital Check-in / Check-out

-by Tim Grivois-Shah, Ed.D. Check-in / Check-out (CICO) is a relatively simple framework for social, emotional, and academic support. While CICO is typically easy for schools and youth-serving programs to implement, most schools use CICO as an intervention for no more than 10-15% of their enrollment. The basics of CICO are simple. Students participating inContinue reading “Help staff support students more effectively through digital Check-in / Check-out”

Join us for Digital Check-in / Check-out

Check-in / Check-out (CICO) is a simple framework for social, emotional, and academic support, and it’s typically easy for schools and youth-serving programs to implement Basically, CICO works because the intervention is about strengthening relationships with students and communicating with young people effectively. And, while many schools have done CICO well with in-person learning, CICO forContinue reading “Join us for Digital Check-in / Check-out”