POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION AND SUPPORTS (PBIS)
PBIS Common Areas: All students are taught behavioral expectations in our common areas. Standard expectations for behavior are specifically taught at the beginning of the school year. Reminders and reteaching are provided as needed. Our common areas include: hallways, playground, cafeteria, library, and computer labs. Students know specific behavioral expectations for individual classrooms.
HOWLers: HOWLers are positive behavior tickets that are given to students for exemplifying our PBIS standards of Honesty, Ownership, Willingness, and Leadership. Students earn HOWLERS for demonstrating behaviors that uphold these characteristics. HOWLERS can be cashed in at our HOWLER Store twice per month. Students can buy small prizes or fun events by saving their HOWLERS.
Mindfulness: All teachers have been trained in Mindfulness practices and have access to the Mind Up curriculum. Mindfulness practices teach students to take the time to be present in the moment. They are taught to settle their minds and breath. This practice helps students to regroup and be better prepared for instruction.
Restorative Practice: Teachers have been trained in Restorative Practice. Teachers incorporate weekly or as needed Restorative Practice circles to build relationships with students, a healthy classroom community, get a sense of their mindset, and set the tone and focus for the instructional day.
Second Step®: A research-based social-emotional learning program designed to improve children’s social-emotional skills. Second Step skills and concepts are designed to help children both in and out of school. Four units will cover the following: Growth Mindset & Goal-Setting, Emotion Management, Empathy & Kindness and Problem-Solving.
Click here: Woodruff Behavior Matrix (English and Spanish)