Responding to student behavior (verbal or gesture) in a way that provides attention for positive/desired behavior or problem/non-desired behavior.
- Reinforce the teaching of new behaviors
- Behavior is likely to become a habit and recur in the future only if demonstrating it has been beneficial
- Harness the influence of kids who are showing expected behaviors to encourage the kids who are not
- Strengthen positive behaviors that can compete with problem behavior
- Improve school climate
- Create positive interactions and rapport with students
Individual students and classrooms earn Sheridan Shark tickets for displaying safe, respectful and responsible behaviors in the classroom and non-classroom environments. Once a classroom earns a certain number of sharks they celebrate with a Shark Party. Examples of shark parties include bringing a stuffed animal to school, wearing pjs, etc. Staff also receive a special acknowledgement ticket.
Lefler Middle School
Students receive Pawsitives for demonstrating behaviors that are responsible, respectful and accepting. They have a behavior focus every month and teachers are encouraged to watch for that specific behavior and acknowledge it when they see it. These tickets go into a weekly drawing for prizes such as high school t-shirts and coupons and gift certificates to local businesses.
East High School
When students demonstrate the school-wide expectations they are acknowledged with a “You’ve Been Caught in the Act” card. Students turn their cards into a PBIS bowl located in the Media Center, Athletic Office, Main Office and Counseling Center. A drawing takes place every Thursday during 4th period announcements for various prizes from the school and local businesses. Staff who acknowledge students are also recognized during this time.