Series: White People Homework (12) Bad Behaviors

A quick look at school behavior programs.

Fist-bump currency

My favorite thing about tweets about Building Relationships is how programmed and scripted they feel, bc everyone knows interacting in a programmed, scripted way is the best way to get people to feel connected to the real you. #TweetLikeAKeynote. pic.twitter.com/b2q1N2jfBC — Doug Robertson (@TheWeirdTeacher) March 30, 2019 Grit. High-leverage. Warm demander. Relationship building. All of these words have begun to get as stale as a piece of Juicy Fruit. And it’s time to reevaluate our use of them, and take a long, honest look at our practice. One thing I’ve learned this year is that I am not as wonderful…

trial by paperwork*

*Or death by a thousand paper cuts.  **This end with ice cream. Life moves pretty fast, as the young man said. For my evaluation process this year, I attempted a feat of strength, a trifecta, a hat trick, lessons of amazement and wonder, never attempted before! I would have three observations in one week, walking through the first-run process of a passion project. 3/26 Monday: Originally scheduled to be a testing day, but the schedule changed to a normal day. We moved forward with analyzing data on multitasking we had procured the week before and had time to work on…

Internal drive.

What makes us go? Pernille Ripp from Blogging Through the Fourth Dimension provides some challenging and mindful questions about rewards. I am a skeptic of Alfie Kohn, but after what I’ve seen the past two years with PBIS am experiencing my own ‘growth mindset,’ too. PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports), according to the mission statement on their website:  PBIS is a framework or approach for assisting school personnel in adopting and organizing evidence-based behavioral interventions into an integrated continuum that enhances academic and social behavior outcomes for all students.  PBIS IS NOT a packaged curriculum, scripted intervention, or manualized…