Supportive Environment & PBIS

What is a Supportive Environment? Supportive environment is one of the twelve scales in our Personal Responsibility Map, which is the core assessment in our academic and career goals program. Supportive Environment describes the amount to which friends, family, peers, and others in one's life value high achievement, and positively [...]

By | February 17th, 2017|PBIS, SPED|0 Comments

Achievement Drive & PBIS

What is Achievement Drive? Achievement Drive is the fourth scale of our Personal Responsibility Map, which is the core assessment in our Personal Responsibility program which focuses on academic and career goals achievement. You may be asking, what exactly is Achievement Drive? Achievement Drive is the level of desire, effort, [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|PBIS, SPED|0 Comments

Self-Efficacy & PBIS

Believing in Yourself: The Self-Efficacy Theory Self–Efficacy, the second scale in our Personal Responsibility Map, is the belief in one’s ability to achieve stated goals. simply stated, it is your view of possibilities, or the extent to which you view your goals as within your ability to achieve. The psychologist [...]

By | January 27th, 2017|PBIS, SPED|0 Comments

Goal Setting & PBIS

Wishes versus Goals Goal setting is the first, and probably the most important, scale measured by our Personal Responsibility Map. In order to learn how to set and achieve goals, it is helpful to understand the difference between goals and dreams or wishes. By definition, a goal is an object [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|PBIS, SPED|0 Comments

Academic and Career Goal Setting & PBIS

A Reason to Learn Have you ever wondered why a student has a difficult time learning? If you asked the student why he or she doesn’t seem interested in learning, the response might be, “What’s the point? Give me a good reason for learning or I’m out of here”. If [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|PBIS, SPED|0 Comments

PBIS – Focus On the Cause Not the Symptom

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) has been around for a long time. The process has had time to establish and refine itself in most school systems across the nation. Most systems seem to start with some sort of data- based decision making that leads to establishing a set of [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|Emotional Intelligence, PBIS, Soft Skills, SPED|0 Comments

Conover’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Process

A quick internet search on the definition of PBIS results in two common threads—reducing problematic behaviors and increasing academic success, with an emphasis on evidence-based research. But, ever since PBIS was first introduced in 1997 in the re-authorization of IDEA as a research-based framework for supporting children with behavioral disorders, [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|PBIS, SEL, Soft Skills, SPED|0 Comments

Physical Wellness and PBIS

Physical wellness is the state of health that is the result of doing healthy things, such as eating good foods, exercising daily and feeling good about life. Wellness is the state of health and well-being we are able to achieve. It is not only being free of illness. It is [...]

By | January 3rd, 2017|PBIS, SPED|0 Comments

Stress Management & PBIS

How Stress Works Stress is an unwanted response that is felt when our mind cannot deal with a challenge. But, where do these unwanted psychological (mind) and physical (body) reactions come from? Over the centuries, our “fight versus flight” reactions developed to help us deal with life. When faced with [...]

By | December 30th, 2016|PBIS, SPED|0 Comments

Commitment Ethic & PBIS

What is Commitment Ethic? Have you ever heard the phrase, “Whatever it takes” (usually in reference to accomplishing a task or achieving a goal)? That phrase is at the very heart of commitment. The drive to obtain a specific goal by pursuing it until it is achieved is what commitment [...]

By | December 23rd, 2016|PBIS, SPED|0 Comments