When was the last time you did a “health check” on your learning environment? Are you progress monitoring PBIS implementation in your school? Just as we monitor the progress of individual students, it is equally important that we progress monitor the implementation of evidence based practices, and even teams, within our schools. Read more to learn about the use of “pulse checks” to progress monitor the “health” of your PBIS implementation at the school and classroom level, as well as monitoring the “health” of your PBIS team.
How often do you hear teachers or administrators report that they “do PBIS?” However, when we begin to ask questions, we might hear such global descriptions of Schoolwide PBIS as: we give out tickets, in September we take students to different locations in the school and tell them the expectations; we have schoolwide celebrations each quarter, and so on.
If we begin to probe more deeply and ask about specific behavior instruction strategies being applied at the classroom level, we may not find as widespread application, done with fidelity, in our schools. Pre-correction, behavior specific praise and error correction are examples of behavior strategies that often fall into this category of behavior instructional practices that often go unmonitored. Pre-correction involves teachers reminding students about expectations before they go into a situation that might have been problematic in the past. Behavior specific praise and error correction entails teachers trying to notice five positive behaviors happening in their classroom for each correction they give.
In order to ensure that PBIS is implemented with fidelity at both the school and classroom level, it is critical to progress monitor throughout the school year at the schoolwide and classroom levels of implementation, as well as at the student level as it relates to academic, as well as behavior competencies.
Check out these two pulse checks to use as team progress monitoring quick checks related to schoolwide implementation of PBIS. Be sure to keep an eye out for our next newsletter related to pulse checks you can use to progress monitor classroom implementation of PBIS.
Horner, R. H. (n.d.). Is school-wide positive behavior support an evidence-based practice? Retrieved from https://www.pbis.org/resource/is-school-wide-positive-behavior-support-an-evidence-based-practice
Related High Leverage Practices
Find more information about each practice as well as videos demonstrating these practices in action.
- HLP 12 Systematically Design Instruction Toward a Specific Learning Goal
- HLP 22 Provide Positive and Constructive Feedback to Guide Students’ Learning and Behavior