Monday, February 12, 2018

PBIS Update

PBIS Corner
Happy New Year!
The new year is a wonderful time to reflect and set goals. Our school wide theme of expectations is G.E.A.R. UP! (Goals, Empathy, Attitude, Respect) This month our  is focusing is on GOALS.
At SEA, we talk about the importance of goal setting and how to achieve those goals.  Goal setting can provide students with a sense of purpose and  increase their motivation.   Goals help us to strive to be better.  

What are some of your goals at school or as a family?  Discuss school or home goals and strategies we can use to help us reach our highest potential!

Monday, December 18, 2017

PBIS Corner

At The School of Engineering and Arts we use the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) process. This framework is our school-wide proactive approach to establish the behavioral supports and social culture that are needed for all students in school to achieve social, emotional and academic success. We hold strong expectations for all students in all aspects of their school day. We utilize a matrix with each area of the school inside and out. Please take time to review with your children the expectations and discuss the importance of having positive behavior throughout their school day. Thanks for your support at home and school!

Monday, October 30, 2017

PBIS Corner

“I say GEAR, you say UP!  GEAR!  UP!  GEAR! UP!”  Is this something you have heard your child say before?  If so, you are familiar with the PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) system we use here at SEA.  

Our school expectations are built around the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) process. This framework is a school-wide proactive approach to establish the behavioral supports and social culture that are needed for all students in school to achieve social, emotional and academic success.

At SEA, we promote positive behavior and strong school culture in a number of ways.  In our monthly PBIS Corner, we will tell you about the different strategies that SEA uses to help build a positive school-wide community that is conducive to both teaching and learning.  

Part of PBIS is our partnership with home and families.  It is important to work together at home and school to teach children behaviors that are expected at school. As a partnership, sharing in common language will help support students and their success at school.   Through this partnership, we can build a positive learning environment for all students at the School of Engineering and Arts.  

Every day, students are expected to exhibit GEAR-UP behavior.  This means that students are expected to:

G:  Set GOALS
E:  Show EMPATHY
A:  Have a positive ATTITUDE
R:  RESPECT all

When a student demonstrates GEAR-UP behavior, he/she is recognized by a staff member and may earn a GEAR-UP slip.  These slips are turned in and every Friday, 15-20 slips are drawn and students are given shout-outs over the loudspeaker, get a certificate, and earn a prize.  Please ask your child to share with you when he/she earns a GEAR-UP slip.  This is worth celebrating!

 





Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Project Based Learning and SEA

At SEA, one of the things that we strive for each and every day is to bring real world experiences and application into our instruction.  One way this is done is through Project Based Learning.  This can be a catch phrase in education at times, and can look different at different times.  Check out this article on Edutopia to learn a little more about Project Based Learning.