On Friday, January 22, 2021, we presented the principles of PBIS at the online workshop for The Success of Every Student online fair. The workshop was well received and thanks to this opportunity we are establishing cooperation with other actors in education. You can find the presentation of our workshop G. Pozitivn√≠ podpora chov√°n√≠ Ňĺ√°kŇĮ ve Ň°kol√°ch, together with presentations of other workshops here.
The presentation is designed to provide as much information as possible in a comprehensible form, thus enabling teachers and parents to understand the structure and content of the PBIS framework. We are still working intensively on the translation and creation of other materials that will help schools implement elements of the PBIS preventive level with a minimum need for external consultations in the future. However, we still recommend that schools contact our team if they are interested in implementing PBIS. “We are very concerned about the sustainability and high effectiveness of behavior support in Czech schools and we will always try to find the most suitable form of support for the leadership and teachers of individual schools,” says Anna Kub√≠ńćkov√°, coordinator of the School Helps Vulnerable Children project.
We would like to thank the Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation, Active Citizens Fund, and the Scout Institute for long-term support of the project School Helps Vulnerable Children, which in this difficult situation offers a helping hand to schools and children who are increasingly affected by current measures.
We also thank our pilot schools for their tireless efforts and motivation to support all students not only on the educational level, but also on the personal, social, and emotional level.
For the November issue of the journal¬†Uńćitelsk√Ĺ¬†Mńõs√≠ńćn√≠k¬†(03/2020), we wrote a detailed¬†article¬†introducing¬†the PBIS¬†for¬†schools. You will learn how to implement some¬†PBIS¬†principles¬†in the classroom that help prevent inappropriate behavior of students. You will get¬†familiar, for example, with practical advice on how to adjust the¬†physical¬†structure of classrooms¬†or how to unify positive formulations of expectations and appropriate approaches to children at risk. All these procedures can be implemented immediately in individual classes or systematically and school-wide, which will further increase the positive impact on pupils’ behavior.¬†¬†
The article¬†describes¬†in detail the 1st¬†tier¬†of behavior support,¬†i.e.,¬†proactive primary prevention, which is aimed at all pupils in a class or school without distinction. Information on intensified¬†support for groups of children who require targeted¬†Tier¬†2 support, or on providing highly individualized¬†Tier¬†3 support for pupils with complex needs, will be¬†in future¬†continually¬†supplemented on our website www.pbiscr.cz.¬†
Read our¬†elaborate¬†introduction¬†to¬†the PBIS¬†features¬†in¬†elementary¬†schools, which was published in the November issue of the professional¬†educational¬†magazine School Management.¬†
In the article¬†we, among other things,¬†explain¬†that in order to¬†effectively and sustainably¬†support students at all three levels of prevention – primary, secondary and tertiary – the school¬†cannot¬†implement¬†only the¬†recommended principles and interventions, but also¬†need to¬†create an effective structure for implementing the whole system. This will allow appropriate use of staff capacity, motivate further progress and¬†support¬†monitoring¬†success of the¬†PBIS¬†implementation in relation to the specific objectives of the school.¬†
In the article, in addition to basic information about the PBIS system, you will learn what stages the school will go through during its implementation¬†process¬†and which components of the system need to be built and coordinated for effective implementation.¬†
You can read the whole article here.
Recordings from the BeIN online conference
On October 26th, we presented the principles of Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) at the online conference of the project Barriers in Inclusion and their overcoming. This link (https://bein.ped.muni.cz/on-line-konference) contains all recordings from the online conference, in addition to PBIS, you will also find contributions concerning Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and the concept of Feuersteun’s instrumental enrichment (FIE) in the block 2.
In the 25-minute video on PBIS, we present the individual levels of support for pupils’ behavior. These include preventive school-wide support for all students, targeted support for groups of students with manifestations of inappropriate behavior and individual support for students with intense behavioral manifestations and / or complex needs. At the end of the video, we also answer questions from participants.
The presentation we created for the BeIN conference can be found here.
Based on information from the September meeting with our Norwegian lecturers, we have prepared
and published the How to Survive Lockdown infographic, which provides tips on how to deal with the
limitations and uncertainty that we face in the current situation associated with the COVID-19
In November, through another virtual meeting, we focused on sharing and reconciling home-office
and distance learning, where parents are often exposed to increased stress associated with
reconciling their own work with supporting children in online teaching. We discussed number of
useful tips that can help parents as well as children. It is very important, for example, to have regular
and fixed moments of recharging "emotional batteries" during the day, when we give the child all our
attention and ensure that his emotional needs are met, for example by hugging or brief cuddling.
Thanks to these regular moments, the time when children can work independently is extended and
parents can thus fully concentrate on their own work.