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PBIS at The Success of Every Student online fair

PBIS at The Success of Every Student online fair

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.

We have prepared an article for the teachers on Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

We have prepared an article for the teachers on Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

For the November issue of the journal¬†Uńćitelsk√Ŭ†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. 

How to implement the Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) in elementary schools

How to implement the Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) in elementary schools

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 Рprimary, secondary and tertiary Рthe 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.

PBIS: Effective prevention of problem behavior

PBIS: Effective prevention of problem behavior

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.

Recording of the 1st online meeting for school counsellors and special educators

Recording of the 1st online meeting for school counsellors and special educators

These days, each of us needs support. Especially those who¬†are supporting¬†others.¬†We¬†have¬†therefore organized the first online meeting for employees of school counseling centers¬†on Wednesday 18.¬†11. 2020.¬†There was a¬†great¬†demand for the meeting¬†and over 160 school counselors,¬†principals,¬†and teachers from all over the country¬†had attended¬†virtually. We¬†have¬†focused on supporting children with SEN during¬†the¬†pandemic, supporting the mental health of children and teachers, and children’s behavior¬†support¬†in the online environment. The¬†children’s¬†behavior support presentation¬†describes¬†some important principles and procedures of PBIS.¬†

You can find the video here. 

Providing support for children with SEN during distance education (PDF) 

Promoting self-regulation and mental health (PDF) 

Supporting children’s behavior in the online environment (PDF)¬†

 

The discussion brought many inspiring observations of the participants. We publish some of them: 

Most important is¬†the relationship between teacher and¬†educational¬†assistant¬†(for children with SEN),¬†if¬†it does not work well¬†in regular environment,¬†it¬†is¬†then¬†perhaps even more difficult in distance learning. We use assistants¬†largely, for example for tutoring children. “¬†

“I am very happy that we have¬†assistants¬†– they work individually, pay attention to the pupils¬†needs, they also support those who do not have¬†official¬†recommendations from the counseling center, but they can also support those who need it – but we are still¬†learning¬†and looking for the best ways‚Ķ”¬†

“I involved¬†ed.¬†assistants in the lessons and it’s great. The problem was mostly with the teachers, who¬†didn‚Äôt¬†cooperate. But it is already clearly proven, an assistant¬†can¬†contact the family, come to online¬†classes,¬†and can then work with the student individually. It is not¬†only up to¬†the teacher, who at this time is very busy communicating with parents¬†and¬†students,¬†providing¬†formative assessment¬†etc. “¬†

Relevant questions were raised in person and in the chat, and most of them were answered directly during the meeting and complemented by interesting experiences of the participants from their practice.