Helen Cox is not only known for sports, but also for providing students with several adaptable teaching techniques.
More than half of the entire staff are participating in the PBIS 23 Day Teacher Challenge, in which our teachers are challenged to think outside of the box when it comes to creating a positive environment here at Helen Cox. They are doing things such implementing and giving out Cougar Cash in class to reward positive behavior and participation during class. Students can then use Cougar Cash to purchase various items at school, or use them for bonus points.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support is an evidence based theory used to reduce disciplinary actions and increase school’s overall experience and performance. Also teachers convey ideas with others, teacher-to-teacher. Teachers can invite other teachers to observe their teaching style and collaborate with ways to improve. This method is beneficial to both teachers, the can use similar techniques .
The PBIS challenge is responsible for making the classroom a better learning environment and is beneficial for both the teachers as well as the student. By enforcing PBIS, students participation, grades, and ability to communicate and convey ideas should improve. Its also a great way for the teacher to know or become familiar with each individual student. Over 19,000 schools in the US use the PBIS system.
Article by Roishinique Johnson