Germantown School District “Journey in PBIS” Presented By Elementary Principals WHY PBIS? Shouldn’t they know how to behave??? • “Behave” means different things to different families. • Teaching and reinforcing expectations makes holding students accountable that much easier. • Students want to be successful! Knowing how to behave is part of student (and driver) success/feeling good about the bus! 1% 5-10% There are 80-85% Green Zone Students Bus Lesson Plans • 1st Lesson Plan- Riding the Bus (Kickoff Week) • 2nd Lesson Plan- “Booster Lesson” (after Winter Break) • 3rd Lesson Plan- “Booster Lesson” (after Spring Break) • Other Lessons – As needed, by grade level or bus PBIS Lesson Planning • Lessons take place (hopefully) in the setting we’d like to see the positive behavior happening (the bus!) • Students know that bus drivers know the expectations and will acknowledge riders for positive behaviors • Lessons revolve around the 3-4 School-Wide Expectations that each school has adopted: – Be Safe/I am Safe – Be Respectful/I am Respectful – Be Responsible/I am Responsible – Be Kind Sample PBIS Matrix Each school has a similar matrix for positive behavior expectations Expectations I am SAFE I am RESPECTFUL I am RESPONSIBLE Classroom Bus Lunchroom Playground Hallway and Lines Bathroom *I keep my body to myself. *I use my school tools appropriately. *I am kind and accepting of others. *I stay in my seat. *I follow directions. *I walk. *I stay seated. *I raise my hand and ask to get up. *I use body basics while waiting for hot lunch. *I play safely and fairly. *I use self-control. *I use equipment appropriately. *I walk. *I keep my body to myself. *I watch where I am going. *I walk on the right side of the hallway with my class. *I wash my hands. *I control my body. *I use kind words. *I am an attentive listener. *I take care of all materials. *I keep my body to myself. *I use kind words. *I use a 1 or 2 voice level. *I clean-up my mess and area. *I eat my own food. *I put garbage in the trash can. *I speak kindly. *I include others. *I am a good sport. *I listen to adults. *I respect nature. *I keep my voice off in hallway. *I keep my voice low in bus lines. *I may wave or smile to a friend or family member. *I use a 0 voice level. *I give privacy to others. *I keep the bathroom clean. *I follow directions the first time. *I try my best. *I accept responsibility for my choices. *I take responsibility for my choices. *I keep my body to myself. *I use a 1 or 2 voice level. *I use kind words. *I use equipment appropriately. *I line up quickly when the bell rings. *I problem solve peacefully. *I tell an adult if I see an unsafe choice. *I go straight to my destination and back. *I return to my classroom when I should. *I flush the toilet. *I throw any garbage away in the trash can. *I report equipment problems. APPLYING PBS ON THE BUS Teach Bus Expectations Observing Positive Behavior Dealing with Problem Behavior COMMUNICATE Rewards Paws, Eagle Coupons, etc Schools & Drivers Verbally 5-1 Bus Bucks Acknowledge Positive Behavior Rewards (examples) • • • • • • Verbal Praise Bus Bucks Special Seat Talk on the PA First One Off the Bus School rewards The PBS bus journey continues…….