PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. It is best described as systems of support that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments. Instead of using a patchwork of individual behavioral management plans, a continuum of positive behavior support for all students within a school is implemented in areas including the classroom and non-classroom settings (such as hallways, restrooms). Positive behavior support is an application of a behaviorally based systems approach to enhance the capacity of schools, families, and communities to design effective learning environments. Attention is focused on creating and sustaining primary (school-wide), secondary (classroom), and tertiary (individual) systems of prevention and support that improve lifestyle results (personal, health, social, family, work, recreation) for all children and youth by making problem behavior less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional.
The “check-in, check-out” system is a secondary intervention designed for students that have accrued several office referrals and are primarily motivated by adult or peer attention. The system allows these students to “check-in” with a PBIS team member each morning and receive a Bee Card. The Bee Card has individual behavioral goals with sections to be rated by each teacher. Click here to see an example. The student carries the card to each class/teacher throughout the day and receives a rating of 0-2 in each of the three “Bee” areas; Bee Ready, Bee Responsible, and Bee Respectful. The student then “checks-out” at the end of the day. If the student meets his/her behavioral goal for the day they receive a chain link for their class. The system is designed to include not only the students and staff, but the parents and family as well. The students take their Bee Card home each week to be signed by their parents and to receive encouragement and feedback on their progress.
For more information about CICO visit School-Wide PBS: Secondary Prevention.
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Alamo City School has the following openings:
ELL Endorsement - Filled July 2011
4th Grade Language Arts - Filled June 2011
2nd Grade - Filled June 2011
Pre-K Assistant - Filled June 2011
Alamo's Coordinated School Health
The Mission of Alamo's Coordinated School Health
To provide a coordinated approach to school health that strives to improve student's knowledge and attitude about health, as well as empower them to achieve academic success and life-long health.
What is Coordinated School Health (CSH)?
CSH is an effective system designed to connect children's physical, mental, and social health with education in order to improve their capacity to learn. This comprehensive system focuses not just on healthy food and regular physical education, but also encompasses how health interplays with the environment, community, family, teachers, and social services.
Statewide Goals of CSH:
Establish state and local partnerships that are neccessary to implement the CSH model on a statewide basis.
Maximize the extent to which state agencies, local agencies, and the general public understand the crucial importance of student health and wellness to lifelong learning.
Maximize the ability of school communities to adopt and implement the CSH model by providing appropriate and necessary resources tailored to the needs of each school community.
Promote a healthy school environment in Tennessee school communitites.
Foster accountability for CSH implementation in school communitites.
Eight Component CSH Model:
Health Education: a k-12 curriculem that addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and social dimensions.
Physical Education: a k-12 curriculum that provides cognitive content and learning expereinces in a variety of acitivty areas.
Health Services: are provided to students to appriase, protect, and promote health.
Nutrition Services: provide access to a variety of nutritious and appealing meals that accomodate the health and nutrition needs of all students.
Counseling and Psychological Services: provided to improve students' mental, emotional, and social health.
Healthy School Environment: involves the physical and aesthetic surroundings and psychosocial climate and culture of the school.
Health Promotion for Staff: provide opportunities for school staff to improve their health status through activities such as health assesments, health education and health-related fitness activities.
Family/Community Involvement: an integrated school, parent, and community approach for enhancing the health and well-being of students.
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~For questions or additional information contact Ashley Haworth, B.S.W. Phone: (731) 696- 2790 Fax: (731) 696-2541 e-mail: Ashley Haworth~