A key feature of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is the teaching of behavior expectations. The teaching of behavioral procedure involves the same strategies as the teaching of academics. Specific lesson plans are developed and implemented throughout the school year.
Teaching behavior expectations at the high school focuses on teaching students how to be sucessful at high school. This may take place at orientation sessions. Older students are involved in teaching the expectations to new students.
Burr Oak Middle School
Burr Oak Middle School "rolled-out" behavior expectations with an assembly to introduce the positive behavior supports program. Below is an excert from this day.
We're going to start off in a new way this year. Everywhere in the school, we're going to practice making good choices. Today and tomorrow mornings, we're going to teach you the behavior expectations for each place--that is, we're going to show you how we behave in this school. 3 things are going to help you make good choices: Be Safe; Be Respectful; Be Responsible. Today you're going to hear a lot about those three things, so I wanted to make sure to start it off today with everybody knowing it. In school, we're going to be SAFE: what was that one? (call and response) Be Respectful (What was that one?) Be Responsible (What was that one?) And one more time, everybody: Be SAFE! Be RESPECTFUL! Be RESPONSIBLE!
Barbara Jordan School
Madison Middle School
Resources for teaching behavior expectations