School Wide Positive Behavior Supports At Beach School By Steve Vitto


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Trace the evolution of school-wide positive behavior supports at Beach Elementart School in Fruitport Michigan-presented by Steven Vitto, M.A.

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School Wide Positive Behavior Supports At Beach School By Steve Vitto

  3. 3. A PBS Team emerges after a PBS awareness inservice : <ul><li>A few teachers heard Bernie Travnikar speaking about school-wide Positive Behavior Supports at the ISD </li></ul><ul><li>The teachers contacted the ISD and said they wanted more information </li></ul><ul><li>The ISD did a PBS awareness in-service </li></ul><ul><li>for Beach’s staff </li></ul><ul><li>Beach teaching staff made a decision to embark on a school-wide PBS initiative in their school </li></ul>
  4. 4. Getting ready for PBS <ul><li>Administrative Support </li></ul><ul><li>The staff met with Phil Rogers and the process began </li></ul><ul><li>We completed the EBS survey with all the staff </li></ul>
  5. 5. In the Spring <ul><li>We met and inserviced all staff in PBS </li></ul><ul><li>We developed school-wide expectations and the WAVE was born </li></ul><ul><li>We developed the expectation matrix </li></ul><ul><li>We developed a training plan </li></ul><ul><li>We developed a SWIS compatible data collection form </li></ul><ul><li>We developed an age-appropriate student survey </li></ul>
  6. 7. BEACH SCHOOL W e are Responsible A lways Respectful V ery Safe E xcellent Attitude
  7. 8. BEACH PBS PHILOSOPHY The Positive Behavior Support W.A.V.E. defines for students the desired expectations of responsibility, respect, safety, and attitude through modeling, instruction, and role play.
  8. 9. In the Summer <ul><li>We designed and developed WAVE posters for the halls, classrooms, and specified training areas </li></ul><ul><li>Two WAVE paintings were completed </li></ul><ul><li>The PBS team met at Lake Michigan and planned the fall kick off </li></ul><ul><li>The “No Wake” room concept was finalized </li></ul><ul><li>Parent pamphlet was created and distributed in the Fall </li></ul>
  9. 10. Parent WAVE Pamphlet
  10. 13. What it's all about...
  11. 14. A WAVE painting was donated to the school
  12. 15. Another donated WAVE painting
  13. 16. Learning about the W.A.V.E.
  14. 18. A day for learning
  15. 19. Hallway/Breezeway <ul><li>We are Responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Walk directly to class </li></ul><ul><li>Have a Hall Pass </li></ul><ul><li>Always Respectful </li></ul><ul><li>Quiet Voices and Feet </li></ul><ul><li>Observe Personal Space </li></ul><ul><li>Very Safe </li></ul><ul><li>Walk </li></ul><ul><li>Stay to Right </li></ul><ul><li>Be Aware </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Be Friendly and Courteous </li></ul>
  16. 20. In the Hallway
  17. 22. Library <ul><li>We are Responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Library Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Care for Books </li></ul><ul><li>Return Books </li></ul><ul><li>Always Respectful </li></ul><ul><li>Active Listening </li></ul><ul><li>Wait Patiently </li></ul><ul><li>Very Safe </li></ul><ul><li>Walk </li></ul><ul><li>Observe Personal Space </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Be Excited About Reading </li></ul>
  18. 23. The Library Wave
  19. 24. The Wrong Way
  20. 25. The Right Way
  21. 26. Assemblies <ul><li>We are Responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Enter and Exit Quietly </li></ul><ul><li>Always Respectful </li></ul><ul><li>Quiet Voices and Feet </li></ul><ul><li>Wait Patiently </li></ul><ul><li>Active Listening </li></ul><ul><li>Very Safe </li></ul><ul><li>Sit Quietly </li></ul><ul><li>Observe Personal Space </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Active Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Use Best Behavior </li></ul>
  22. 27. The Assembly WAVE
  23. 29. To and From Bus <ul><li>We are Responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Backpack Ready </li></ul><ul><li>Enter and Exit Correctly </li></ul><ul><li>Always Respectful </li></ul><ul><li>Be Polite </li></ul><ul><li>Observe Personal Space </li></ul><ul><li>Very Safe </li></ul><ul><li>Walk To and From the Bus </li></ul><ul><li>Stay in Designated Area </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Use Best Behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Be Friendly and Courteous </li></ul>
  24. 30. To and from the bus
  25. 31. Cafeteria <ul><li>We are Responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Lunch Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Always Respectful </li></ul><ul><li>Quiet Voices </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Adult Directions </li></ul><ul><li>Wait Patiently </li></ul><ul><li>Very Safe </li></ul><ul><li>Walk </li></ul><ul><li>Sit on Seat Properly </li></ul><ul><li>Observe Personal Space </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Be Friendly and Courteous </li></ul>
  26. 32. The Cafeteria WAVE
  27. 34. Specials <ul><li>We are Responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Care For Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Special Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Be Prepared </li></ul><ul><li>Always Respectful </li></ul><ul><li>Be Polite </li></ul><ul><li>Active Listening </li></ul><ul><li>Observe Personal Space </li></ul><ul><li>Very Safe </li></ul><ul><li>Walk </li></ul><ul><li>Use Equipment Safely </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Active Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Value Others </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Best </li></ul>
  28. 35. The WAVE in Art
  29. 37. Computer Lab <ul><li>We are Responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Care for Computer Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Lab Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Honor Technology Agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Always Respectful </li></ul><ul><li>Raise Hand </li></ul><ul><li>Wait Patiently </li></ul><ul><li>Observe Personal </li></ul><ul><li>Quiet Voices </li></ul><ul><li>Very Safe </li></ul><ul><li>Walk </li></ul><ul><li>Chairs Flat on the Floor </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Active Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Be Positive </li></ul><ul><li>Learn From Mistakes </li></ul>
  30. 39. Bathroom <ul><li>We are Responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Keep Bathroom Clean </li></ul><ul><li>Flush Toilets </li></ul><ul><li>Always Respectful </li></ul><ul><li>Quiet Voices </li></ul><ul><li>Observe Personal Space </li></ul><ul><li>Very Safe </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Bathroom Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Wash Hands </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Use Best Behavior </li></ul>
  31. 40. The Bathroom WAVE
  32. 41. Office <ul><li>We are Responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Have an Office Pass </li></ul><ul><li>Walk Directly to Office </li></ul><ul><li>Always Respectful </li></ul><ul><li>Be Polite </li></ul><ul><li>Wait Patiently </li></ul><ul><li>Enter with Permission </li></ul><ul><li>Very Safe </li></ul><ul><li>Observe Personal Space </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Adult Direction </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Learn from Mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>Be Friendly and Courteous </li></ul><ul><li>Work to Solve Problems </li></ul>
  33. 42. The WAVE at the office
  34. 44. Playground <ul><li>We are Responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Care for Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Playground Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Line Up When Bell Rings </li></ul><ul><li>Always Respectful </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Adult Direction </li></ul><ul><li>Be Kind to Others </li></ul><ul><li>Very Safe </li></ul><ul><li>Stay in Play Area </li></ul><ul><li>Observe Personal Space </li></ul><ul><li>Use Equipment Safely </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Be Friendly and Courteous </li></ul>
  35. 45. The Playground WAVE
  36. 46. The W.A.V.E. in the classroom <ul><li>Each teacher develops their own classroom expectations. </li></ul><ul><li>Each classroom has a poster of WAVE expectations. </li></ul>
  37. 47. The WAVE in the classroom
  38. 48. The Beach Bash <ul><li>After a day of learning the expectations, </li></ul><ul><li>a celebration dance was held in the gym. Principal Phil Roger’s band provided the music. </li></ul><ul><li>The attire of the day was beachwear. </li></ul><ul><li>Parents were in attendance. </li></ul>
  39. 49. THE BEACH BASH
  40. 54. Phil Rogers Playing the WAVE
  41. 56. The WAVE Winter Fest of 2004 <ul><li>The Muskegon Chronicle covered the event and did a front page feature article. </li></ul><ul><li>In each area, the teachers demonstrated the “wrong way” and the students taught the “right way.” </li></ul><ul><li>The day celebration included sledding, dog sled races, snow sculptures, hot chocolate and donuts. </li></ul>
  42. 59. The Wrong Way
  43. 62. WINTER WAVE
  44. 63. In the fall of 2004 <ul><li>The second annual WAVE kickoff included: </li></ul><ul><li>an assembly to review expectations </li></ul><ul><li>students received a training review in all </li></ul><ul><li>areas of the matrix </li></ul><ul><li>outdoor activities </li></ul><ul><li>hot dog roast </li></ul>
  45. 64. Winter Kick-off 2005 <ul><li>The PBS team used SWIS data to decide on a topic for the assembly. </li></ul><ul><li>The staff targeted “respect” and “aggression” as areas of emphasis. Staff and students performed skits to teach the importance of respect and kindness. </li></ul><ul><li>The PBS team performed a rendition of Aretha Franklin’s hit, “Respect.” </li></ul><ul><li>The PBS team led a question and answer session to review the WAVE expectations. </li></ul><ul><li>The outside celebration included a tug of war, and a campfire with s’mores. </li></ul>
  46. 65. the right way
  47. 66. the wrong way
  48. 67. right way
  49. 68. Students recited the WAVE
  50. 69. Eager Participants
  51. 71. PBS team enthusiasm
  52. 73. 2 degrees and having fun
  53. 75. Celebrating the WAVE
  54. 76. Teamwork
  55. 77. Acknowledging correct behavior through incentives <ul><li>Popcorn Party </li></ul><ul><li>WAVE coupons, certificates, and charts in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Hallway photo displays of WAVE recipients </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom displays </li></ul><ul><li>Daily drawings for prizes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Candy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seasonal incentives </li></ul></ul>
  56. 83. Celebrating WAVE Success
  57. 88. Supporting our Teachers <ul><li>Staff appreciation luncheon to recognize staff support of the WAVE </li></ul><ul><li>Created a tailored chart for teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Provided more intensive support with students in the 1-7% category </li></ul><ul><li>Provided timely updates on WAVE data during staff meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Provided teachers a chance for input on the EBS survey twice a year </li></ul>
  58. 92. Data Driven Decisions using SWIS <ul><li>Changed recess schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Targeted students for mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Held peace making circles on specific topics </li></ul><ul><li>Created Behavior Plans for troubled students </li></ul><ul><li>Developed bimonthly meetings with noon moms </li></ul>
  59. 93. Referral forms and discipline <ul><li>Teachers fill out a SWIS compatible referral form to send to office </li></ul><ul><li>A distinction is made between minor and major referrals </li></ul><ul><li>“ NO WAKE ROOM” facilitator processes with each student individually </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitator enters office referral information into the SWIS Data collection system </li></ul><ul><li>The school follows a discipline flow chart that delineates how minor and major problems are handled </li></ul>
  60. 94. Beach's office referral form
  61. 95. Future WAVE Goals <ul><li>Expand parent WAVE involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate principles of Restorative Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Transition to new administrator </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain staff enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Train new students and staff in the WAVE </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to use SWIS data for decision making </li></ul><ul><li>More intensive targeting of 1-7% </li></ul>
  62. 96. <ul><li>Kim [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Missy [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Mika [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Angie adietz@fruitport, </li></ul><ul><li>Joni [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Phil [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Dawn [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Steve [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>THE BEACH PBS TEAM