1. Team formation – our PBL leadership team is a
representative group composed of teaching staff, non-teaching staff, specialist and executive OSCH staff.
2. Defined expectations– we have three school rules: be
safe, be respectful and be a learner. From these expectations, we have
developed the “matrix of expectations” to guide our thinking around what
behaviours are expected and taught.
3. Teaching expected behaviours – this is one of our most
important tasks – how to teach the behaviours we have identified in the matrix
of expectations in a way that is easily implemented, and with everyone using a
common language. To do this, we make use of a lesson schedule, posters and
power point lessons. We also explicitly teach school-wide routines, such as the
eating area routine, responsible play and moving around the school.
positive behaviour – research continues to show that the most effective way to
change a student’s behaviour is to ‘catch’ them doing the right thing and give
them immediate positive feedback. Part of our task is to help develop enough
strategies to support a healthy rate of
positive feedback for all students, using free and frequent strategies.
5. Discouraging inappropriate behaviour - we respond to
inappropriate behaviour using ‘least intrusive’ strategies. At Freshwater State
School we use the ‘minor and major behaviour’ document to provide a
consistent approach to reteaching and deciding on a relevant consequence where required.
6. Use of data – one school provides a ready source of
information regarding behaviour and is the evidence used to make decisions and design interventions that are
relevant and appropriate.