Re: Need help w kids losing music
Posted by Respectfully on 8/30/2022, 11:35 am, in reply to "Re: Need help w kids losing music"
I've been an educator for over twenty years. I've worked at every level PK through 12th grade. I've taught in every environment - rural, urban, suburban, and everwhere win between. |
PBIS as a system doesn't work when it is not implemented with 100% fidelity across all teachers and all grade levels. And even if it is, it takes consistent reinforcement of the expectations at the classroom, campus, and district levels for it to succeed.
If even a single teacher on a campus doesn't manage their classroom using the same system, it comes crashing down.
But if you can GET that fidelity across the board, IT ABSOLUTELY WORKS. Kids are reminded of proper behaviors instead of griped at for being out of line. Kids are rewarded for being correct instead of being punished for being wrong.
It's not about "prizes" it's about positive reinforcement. If you're translating that into goodies, then yes, it falls apart. You're not doing PBIS correctly. The reward has to be intrinsic, not extrinsic.
Most educators are complaining about it on twitter/facebook/etc because it's such a dramatic shift away from a "punishment" model which has been the norm in education for literally ever. People are unwilling to change. Just look at all the complaining about "common core math" that was all the rage 5-10 years ago - when people just took a step back and realized that that's actually how most people do math in their heads people backed off quite a bit.
In short - don't knock it till you try it. At my campus, it's working wonders. Discipline events are down. Fights are down. Attendance is up. Tardiness is down - and we've done nothing else but change to a culture of consistent positive reinforcement.