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Old 10-02-2010, 07:49 AM
 
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Anyone out there who has had negative results with PBIS? Administrators are now covertly (no training of staff) implementing PBIS techniques and micromanaging discipline of classroom teachers. Teachers are being told misconduct is not the child's fault (with a long history of poor behavior choices in his/her discipline file), nor is it the lack of home support -- it is the teacher's fault for not "handling the situation", of which there may be many daily, and educating the child in proper behavior. For the most part staff believes rewards can be punishment (Alfie Kohn). Over past years there has been a tendency to use responsive classroom techniques and natural/logical consequences with a discipline hierarchy in place for students who escalate. Now we are being told the "teacher has to own the problem" or get the student to own the problem. Who has time to stop and counsel/discuss/model/practice what should be correct behavior each day? I feel that Caught'cha Cards and Student-of-the-Month fly in the face of all those students who are doing what they are supposed to be doing and the best they can.


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Old 10-02-2010, 05:06 PM
 
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We use PBS in our school with amazing results. We had such problems with bathroom, bus and cafeteria behavior. Since instituting PBS in our school ALL of the teacher, staff, etc. are ON THE SAME PAGE for the first time and we have a common language in which we all have the same expectations. Our school adopted BE SAFE, BE KIND, BE RESPECTFUL and BE RESPONSIBLE as our 4 key points. We have posters up, all over the school, we created a chant we all say daily and we endlessly talk about HOW to do each one in each common area of the school and some teachers (me included) move that into our own classroom. yes we give out tickets when they are caught following those expectations, but we taper off as the year goes on and begin to praise them verbally instead. It is a process, but young children (we are Pre-K through 4) need a push and NEED us to SHOW THEM what being good means! Many of our kids do not come from homes where they are getting consistent and thoughtful discipline. They don't all have families that model appropriate behavior, so this program was wonderful for our school. We no longer have the paid program, we are now running it on our own. If you give it a chance, AND if it's run and done well, it's something nice to unify the school, where expectations are the same anywhere they go and we all are on the same page about what is expected and what the consequences are if they break those rules/expectations.
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visit the RC website
Old 10-03-2010, 07:47 AM
 
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http://www.responsiveclassroom.org/blog/?p=1223

Here is one link that might help.

There are a couple of other articles that give specific info on how RC and PBIS can be compatible when it is a well run program. RC reinforcing language gives kids genuine feedback about their behavior -socially and academically - and just what kids need to know when they are doing well, and teaches them how and when that behavior is appropriate.

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Old 11-04-2010, 01:50 PM
 
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what is your chant? I am curious.
 

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