Eagle Pride is Beekmantown Central School District’s positive behavioral intervention support system. Eagle Pride uses clearly stated behavioral expectations that are the same throughout instructional and non-instructional areas of the building. Throughout each building direct instruction of expected behaviors and positive reinforcement is used to encourage the student body to behave and interact in a manner that promotes a positive, respectful school climate. For more information about positive behavioral intervention systems (PBIS) please visit http://www.PBIS.org. Eagle Pride is being re-established during the 2010-2011 school year and will be implemented district-wide beginning in the 2011-2012 school year.
Eagle Pride is
- A way of thinking
- A way of talking
- A way of acting
- A way to solve problems
- A way of getting along together
It’s an Attitude!
K-12 Eagle Pride Core Principles:
- Be Safe
- Be Respectful and Kind
- Be Responsible
- Be a Problem Solver
Eagle Pride is a way of being, a way of behaving, a way to show others in out school and community that we are proud of ourselves and each other. In our district, everyone is important.
Did you know…
- 90% of appropriate behaviors go unnoticed by staff (Horner & Sugai)
- There should be four positive statements made every time a student is redirected
- Invest first in prevention to establish a foundation intervention that is empirically validated to be effective, efficient, and sustainable.
- Teach and acknowledge appropriate behavior before relying on negative consequences.
- Use progress monitoring to assess (a) the fidelity with which support is provided and (b) the impact of support on students’ academic and social outcomes. Use data for continuous support.
(Horner & Sugai, 2009)
Eagle Pride Versus Punishment:
|Eagle Pride is effective because it:||
Punishment is not effective because it:
• reduces the number of discipline referrals
• escalates negative interactions
• leads to higher academic performance
• results in retaliatory behavior
• leads to higher rates of attendance and fewer drop-outs
• results in repeated behavior to get attention
5 Steps to Setting Limits:
- Explain which behavior is inappropriate
- Explain why the behavior is inappropriate
- Give reasonable choices or consequences
- Allow time
- Enforce consequences
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