School communities identify 3 to 5 (2 to 3 for early childhood) school-wide overarching behavioral expectations that align with the mission of the school and guide behavior for all settings and situations for staff and students.
Systematic, explicit instruction is provided on the school-wide expectations along with opportunities to practice and receive feedback on the expected behaviors for each area of the school setting.
Consistent Systems of Acknowledging and Correcting Behaviors
Consistent striving for a 5 to 1 ratio in acknowledging expected behaviors and correcting challenging behaviors is provided through:
- active supervision
- proactive scheduling
- logical consequences and reteaching
- clear procedures for responding to behaviors
- supportive environments designed to eliminate behavior triggers
Districtwide and schoolwide systems are created to enable accurate and sustained implementation of practices. Teams use data to make decisions as they focus on developing an infrastructure in schools that provides effective academic and behavioral multi-tiered systems of support for all students. Progress monitoring completed for fidelity and target outcomes.
With administrative commitment and involvement, schools and districts utilize team-based structures to focus on building positive relationships among all stakeholder groups, to ensure consistent implementation of culturally responsive practices.