The purpose of a behavior management system is to provide guidelines for students and staff to ensure a positive learning community.
Parkhill School uses the guidelines of Positive Behavior Support as the foundation for its Behavior Management System. The goal of Positive Behavioral Support (PBS) is to help parents, teachers, staff and students create and maintain a safe and supportive learning environment and assist students in their social, emotional, behavioral, and moral development. PBS promotes positive life skills and reduction of negative behaviors so that all students can experience success and growth in school.
The key components of our PBS program include:
- Respectful relationships between staff and students.
- Role-modeling by staff of a positive demeanor and professional attitude.
- Behavioral expectations and training.
- Acknowledgement of and reinforcement for meeting expectations and contributing to a positive school community.
Discipline at Parkhill School is approached proactively. Parkhill recognizes that behavioral development in students is as important as academic development. Therefore, behavior is taught just as academic subject matter is taught. We do not take for granted that students have these behavioral skills. We explain why use of a particular behavior is important to a positive school community and each individual’s future success.
If a student missteps, interventions are chosen in a positive and educationally-related manner to understand and correct the behavior that has shown. All interventions have a rationale behind them and are used as teaching tools.