PBIS at Crossroads Park
We use our CRP motto as our main “energizer” to implement the Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports (PBIS) framework in our school. This framework has helped our students learn our school community’s valued behaviors used to participate and engage in a successful day of learning. With the implementation of PBIS we were able to start a new tradition at Crossroads Park such as trimester based “Success Assemblies.” In our assemblies’ parents, teachers, and students recognize and honor students who consistently demonstrate CPR throughout the school year. At the conclusion of the year we will have many of our students who receive CRP awards for their school citizenship.
Our students learned to respect and care for each other in their PBIS community building and daily school experiences. We value and appreciate our student body where diversity and culturally unique students’ backgrounds reflect the world we live in today. It is easy to observe good citizenship being demonstrated by our students daily at our school. If you walk through our hallways or classrooms it is easy to feel an “CRP” attitude among our entire school.
All Crossroads Park Tigers are expected to do their best. Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports (PBIS) helps them know what is expected and provides them with feedback about what they are doing well and what needs to be improved. The ultimate goal is to promote a school that feels safe and is free from distraction so all students learn.
What is PBIS?
School-wide Positive Behavioral Intervention Supports (PBIS) is a set of strategies and systems designed to increase the capacity of teachers to reduce disruptions in the classroom so that all students have the opportunity to learn. Through this framework, students are encouraged to demonstrate their best behavior on a consistent basis by making sure everyone understands what expectations are set for behavior. Frequent and explicit teaching is provided by school staff so students know how their behavior is expected to “look” and “sound” while in school. Logical and appropriate rewards and consequences are provided so students feel encouraged to do their best work. The most commonly used positive reinforcement system is called a “Tiger Paw.” All classroom systems have a management plan which incorporates how the Tiger Paw will function as a classroom reward system.
Since implementing PBIS at Crossroads Park we have received three state awards of distinction for how well we implement this framework with our students and families. Crossroads Park has consistently demonstrated the staff and students know what is means to be CRP!