It is important to monitor student behavior to "catch" students being good and provide acknowledgement for the appropriate behavior. Monitoring allows staff to intervene early for misbehavior and redirect and correct inappropriate behavior. Monitoring also allows staff to collect ongoing information on student behavior performance to use in evaluating the effectiveness of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) efforts.
Active monitoring means that the staff supervisong students will...
- Move in an obvious manner using unpredictable patterns of movement
- Scan the environment with head up and making eye contact with students
- Make positive social contact with students
- Provide acknowledgement for students engaging in school behavior expectations
A self-assessment document to evaluation monitoring can be downloaded by clicking here.