EBIS officially stands for Effective Behavioral Instructional Strategies (pbis.org)
What is it? It is a positive, proactive approach to discipline and a way to model/develop respectful, responsible, role model students. It is based on kindness and firmness, dignity and mutual respect through establishing and building positive relationships with students.
Why? To create an atmosphere of caring among students, staff and parents. This approach also teaches students the appropriate behaviors instead of just reacting to them. To change behavior, the appropriate behavior must be taught, modeled, practiced and rewarded. Research data proves that punishment does not produce lasting positive behavior. In fact, data shows that the punishment actually increases aggression, vandalism, truancy, tardiness and dropouts.
What behaviors do we expect out of our students? STARs =Students That Are Respectful, Responsible and Role models How do we make that happen? · Hold regularly scheduled classroom meetings. These meetings should establish what the desired behaviors are and what they look like for effective class meetings. The meetings are not just a compliment circle or sharing what you did over the weekend circle. The meeting should include the lifelong guidelines of trustworthiness, truthfulness, active listening, cooperation and personal best. · Use a 5 color visual tool for redemptive behavior management in ALL classrooms o Purple = Role Model o Blue = Showing Pride o Green = Ready to Learn o Yellow = Think About It o Red = Parent Contact · Consequences for inappropriate behavior: o First and Second time students are on red, the student will compete the Behavior Reflection Form. The teacher will contact the parent via phone conversation when the form has been completed. o Immediate Behavior Referrals will be completed for serious acts of misconduct or a third offense that a student is on red. Administration will contact parents for immediate referrals and third offenses. Third offenses will be submitted with the referral as well as the reflections forms from the previous events that shows parent contact was made and a phone conversation has taken place twice previously. · Clearly defined procedures and behavior expectations: o Every area will have set procedures and expectations (lunchroom, hallways, bus etc.) o Procedures will be taught during classroom meetings and reinforced by all staff members. All of our students belong to all of us. · Top 5 positive discipline vocabulary words: o Trustworthiness o Truthfulness o Active Listening o Cooperation o Personal Best · Students will be rewarded for their work at becoming role model students
Our Behavior Mission: We are making Lewis Elementary a place where we foster relationships between students, teachers and parents that positively influence the development of respectful, responsible and role model citizens.
Our Lewis School Pledge: As a student at Lewis Elementary School, I will be respectful to myself and others. I will be responsible for my behavior and be a role model everywhere I go!