Character Development

PBIS – POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS

 PBIS is a proactive approach schools use to improve school safety and promote positive behavior. The focus of PBIS is prevention, not punishment.

 At its heart, PBIS calls on schools to teach students positive behavior strategies, just as they would teach about any other subject — like reading or math. In schools that use PBIS, all students learn about positive behavior.

 PBIS recognizes that students can only meet behavior expectations if they know what the expectations are. Everyone learns what’s considered appropriate behavior. And they use a common language to talk about it. Throughout the school day — in class, and at lunch, — students understand what’s expected of them.

 According to research, PBIS leads to better student behavior. In many schools that use PBIS, students get fewer detentions and suspensions. They also earn better grades. There’s also some evidence that PBIS may lead to less bullying.

 

SEVEN DEGREES OF CHANGE

The Phoenix

7Degreesofchange.org

The Phoenix is a series of children's books written by  Matthew J. Norcross and illustrated by Keith Hobgood, the co-founder of Out of Our Minds Animation Studios in Winston-Salem.  The series teaches the 7 Degrees of Change Curriculum, with each book focusing on one main characer trait.  It is our belief that these  7 traits will help all of our students succeed in all aspects of life.  The 7 character traits are:

  • Empathy

  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Fairness

  • Trustworthiness

  • Caring

  • Citizenship