We support a Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) framework and believe in restorative practice.
We have four school rules at Midvalley that spell PAWS (Go, Junior Huskies!)
1) Practice safety
2) Accept Responsibility
3) Work towards mastery
4) Show respect
We want students to know what it looks and sounds like to follow these rules in all school settings and have positive interventions and supports to scaffold our students' success.
"Growing up means obeying rules and routines when no one is watching."
1) Children watch what adults model and are exellent imitators. If you need to count to 10, take deep breaths, or choose another strategy that helps you calm down before you address your child's behavior problem, remember that the goal is to increase the likelihood the unwanted behavior will not happen again and to preserve your loving relationship with the chlid.
2) It's a challenge, but the more consistent and clear adults can be with their expectations, the less problems children will have following them.
3) Paying positive attention to the child's behaviors you want to see helps support the likelihood you'll see them again.
4) Spend time listening daily to your child talk about what interests them.
5) Children love routines with clearly defined steps.
6) When children makes a poor choice, ask them, "How can you make this right?" and "What will you do next time?"