Positive Behavior Intervention and Support: Words of Relationships

In the classroom, relationships are everything!  The relationships you begin to develop with your students on the first day and continue to nurture throughout the year set the stage for deep trust and understanding. When teachers make an effort to connect with each student individually, it tells them, “You are worth my time” and “I care about you.” We believe getting to know students personally is a key to reaching them educationally.…

Positive Behavior Intervention and Support: Words of High Expectations

What does Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) sound like on the first day of school? On the first day of school with a classroom full of students your words can make all the difference. 13

A teacher’s Language of Practice on the first day sets the tone, provides direction, and conveys high expectations of what is to come.…