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.
Tag Archives: Positive Behavior Intervention and Support
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.
Use your words.
The key to recognizing student behavior isn’t the tangible or intangible ‘things.’ After all, even an intangible bribe is still a bribe. What matters most are our words. Before spending any time designing how many tickets earn extra recess or whether or not to have a pizza party, think about your school values and write out a few examples of what you’d like to be able to say to students when they live a value out loud. Having the words in our heads ahead of time makes them come out easier and more authentically when the moment is right.
Free webinar: Getting Started with Check-in / Check-out (CICO) with Dr. Tim Grivois
Our first webinar, Getting started with Check-in / Check-out (CICO), will be on 28 September. This session is for schools that have already implemented school-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Support. Often, students need a little extra love to be their best in school. CICO is an excellent framework for providing these students with positive adult attention and connection. With CICO, your school can front-load the love and support for students who need it most.
PBIS101 for School Leaders with Dr. Tim Grivois
Join me on Friday, 2 December 2022 from 2:00-3:30 for a FREE webinar: PBIS101 for School Leaders. Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) is a common framework for creating school-wide expectations and individualized behavioral interventions in schools throughout the country.
Social and emotional learning: From the inside out.
Social and emotional learning is not extra. On the contrary, alongside academic mastery, social and emotional skills are essential to becoming successful learners and good human beings.
Teaching expectations in the bathroom: FAQ
Let’s talk about the bathroom! In most schools, the bathroom tends to generate many discipline referrals. Students often don’t report most of what happens in the bathroom since the bathroom is often a place students go to be beyond adult supervision.
When PBIS teams write lesson plans to teach expected behaviors in the bathroom, these three questions often come up. Here are the questions and the best counsel I have to share:
As small as possible: Make professional learning fit.
-by Timothy (Tim) Grivois, Ed.D. The biggest problem with professional learning is that everything about it is too big. The trainer from out of town is pricey, the stuff you need to implement the learning is expensive, and you need to pay for subs so that teachers can go to the Great Big PD duringContinue reading “As small as possible: Make professional learning fit.”
The best ways to invite grownups to participate on your PBIS team.
-by Timothy (Tim) Grivois, Ed.D. Note: I use “grownup” for “parents” because children have a variety of amazing adults in their lives, and all should be included in our PBIS implementation. Positive Behavior Interventions and Support functions best when grownups participate. Without grownups’ active involvement, teams can’t know if the systems, data, and practices meantContinue reading “The best ways to invite grownups to participate on your PBIS team.”
Strategies to support work completion habits for students with ADHD.
Particularly for schools with a Positive Behavior Interventions and Support framework, framing supports from a strengths-based perspective is essential. Below are some strategies that students with ADHD (and their families) often find supportive.