During the 2009-2010 school year, our school took part in a grant opportunity to learn and adopt the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports framework (PBIS) to improve student academic and behavior outcomes. A main focus of using the PBIS framework is to clearly communicate, model and teach the behaviors you want from your students and to recognize those student who are showing Panda Pride. As a part of our work, we created a standard set of expectations for our students when they are in common areas throughout the school (to see that list, click here
). Also, each classroom created their own list to help the students know what is expected of them.
We have been hard at work teaching the students what behaviors are expected of them by using games, presentation and group activities. When the students can show us the correct expectations, they are showing their Panda Pride!
The students have also learned the Panda Promise. They can say this when they want to remember what they are supposed to do:
I promise to be respectful,
and be my best in all that I do!
As students show Panda Pride, they can receive incentives from their teachers or Panda Pride slips. These slips let the students know what a great job they are doing. These slips are used for weekly drawings. We are also collecting all the Panda Pride slips in a central location to show the students how many awesome choices are made by students during the school year. Students then earn rewards.