On Monday, October 31st, Marshall Street School celebrated the kick-off of our newly implemented school-wide positive behavior support program (SWPBIS for short).
SWPBIS is a system designed to
take a proactive approach to discipline in schools to teach appropriate student
behavior, and thus improve student learning. While most discipline in schools
is reactive (misbehavior leads to punitive consequences), the SWPBIS approach
provides a direction for schools to develop a comprehensive system of behavior
support tailored for their individual needs.
Key components of an SWPBIS program include planned positive interventions
rather than reactive and punitive interventions, multiple opportunities for
students to receive positive, corrective feedback, teaching appropriate
behaviors and allowing students several opportunities to practice those
behaviors, and the eliminating antecedents that contribute to inappropriate
At Marshall Street, students will be learning about
our 3 B’s (Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe) in their classrooms and
other settings throughout the school building. Teachers have taught
lessons in their classrooms for all the areas of the school including the playground, cafeteria,
bathroom, classroom, hallway, walking to and from school, and on the bus and
allowing students the opportunity to practice the appropriate behavior in all
of these areas so students will learn what it looks like to Be Respectful, Be
Responsible, and Be Safe in all of these settings. During the week of October 24th, Students also had the opportunity to get on a school bus with their class to learn about being respectful, responsible, and safe on the school bus.
In addition to learning about the 3 B’s, students will
also have an opportunity to earn their way into the Jaguar 200 club. Students
can earn their way into the Jaguar 200 club when a teacher, classroom
assistant, cafeteria worker, bus driver, or other school staff with a golden
ticket “catches” a student who is following the 3 B’s! Any student caught being
respectful, responsible, or safe by the teacher with the ticket will also get a
phone call home letting you know they were the student who earned the ticket
and have a chance to be a part of the Mystery Motivator. Earning a golden
ticket will allow the student to put their name on our 200 club board and have
an opportunity to take part in the Mystery Motivator prize!