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PBIS at The Success of Every Student online fair

PBIS at The Success of Every Student online fair

On Friday, January 22, 2021, we presented the principles of PBIS at the online workshop for The Success of Every Student online fair. The workshop was well received and thanks to this opportunity we are establishing cooperation with other actors in education. You can find the presentation of our workshop G. Pozitivní podpora chování žáků ve školách, together with presentations of other workshops here.

The presentation is designed to provide as much information as possible in a comprehensible form, thus enabling teachers and parents to understand the structure and content of the PBIS framework. We are still working intensively on the translation and creation of other materials that will help schools implement elements of the PBIS preventive level with a minimum need for external consultations in the future. However, we still recommend that schools contact our team if they are interested in implementing PBIS. “We are very concerned about the sustainability and high effectiveness of behavior support in Czech schools and we will always try to find the most suitable form of support for the leadership and teachers of individual schools,” says Anna Kubíčková, coordinator of the School Helps Vulnerable Children project.

We would like to thank the Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation, Active Citizens Fund, and the Scout Institute for long-term support of the project School Helps Vulnerable Children, which in this difficult situation offers a helping hand to schools and children who are increasingly affected by current measures.

We also thank our pilot schools for their tireless efforts and motivation to support all students not only on the educational level, but also on the personal, social, and emotional level.

We have prepared an article for the teachers on Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

We have prepared an article for the teachers on Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

For the November issue of the journal Učitelský Měsíčník (03/2020), we wrote a detailed article introducing the PBIS for schools. You will learn how to implement some PBIS principles in the classroom that help prevent inappropriate behavior of students. You will get familiar, for example, with practical advice on how to adjust the physical structure of classrooms or how to unify positive formulations of expectations and appropriate approaches to children at risk. All these procedures can be implemented immediately in individual classes or systematically and school-wide, which will further increase the positive impact on pupils’ behavior.  

The article describes in detail the 1st tier of behavior support, i.e., proactive primary prevention, which is aimed at all pupils in a class or school without distinction. Information on intensified support for groups of children who require targeted Tier 2 support, or on providing highly individualized Tier 3 support for pupils with complex needs, will be in future continually supplemented on our website www.pbiscr.cz. 

How to implement the Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) in elementary schools

How to implement the Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) in elementary schools

Read our elaborate introduction to the PBIS features in elementary schools, which was published in the November issue of the professional educational magazine School Management. 

In the article we, among other things, explain that in order to effectively and sustainably support students at all three levels of prevention – primary, secondary and tertiary – the school cannot implement only the recommended principles and interventions, but also need to create an effective structure for implementing the whole system. This will allow appropriate use of staff capacity, motivate further progress and support monitoring success of the PBIS implementation in relation to the specific objectives of the school. 

In the article, in addition to basic information about the PBIS system, you will learn what stages the school will go through during its implementation process and which components of the system need to be built and coordinated for effective implementation. 

You can read the whole article here.

1st PBS Europe 2020 International Online Conference

1st PBS Europe 2020 International Online Conference

We have presented the beginnings of the implementation of the Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) in the Czech Republic at the 1st PBS-Europe International Conference workshop, which took place on 11-13 November. 

The recording and presentation are available at this link under the title “2.1 Implementation of PBIS in Lithuania and the Czech Republic: from theory to practice”. 

 

Contributions from other experts are also available, which will allow you to, among other things: 

  • Obtain information on the possibilities of implementing PBIS across various educational institutions (from kindergartens to universities) 
  • Discover research-based strategies supporting behavior 
  • Get insight into the latest international PBIS research 
  • Find out how to prevent possible barriers in the implementation of PBIS in educational institutions 

We would like to thank the Positive Behavior Support Europe Network for the invitation to participate in the conference, and the Výboru dobré vůle – Nadace Olgy Havlové, Active Citizens Fund ČR and Skatuský institut for support in the implementation of the project Schools Helping Vulnerable Children. 

Recording of the 1st online meeting for school counsellors and special educators

Recording of the 1st online meeting for school counsellors and special educators

These days, each of us needs support. Especially those who are supporting others. We have therefore organized the first online meeting for employees of school counseling centers on Wednesday 18. 11. 2020. There was a great demand for the meeting and over 160 school counselors, principals, and teachers from all over the country had attended virtually. We have focused on supporting children with SEN during the pandemic, supporting the mental health of children and teachers, and children’s behavior support in the online environment. The children’s behavior support presentation describes some important principles and procedures of PBIS. 

You can find the video here.

Providing support for children with SEN during distance education (PDF) 

Promoting self-regulation and mental health (PDF) 

Supporting children’s behavior in the online environment (PDF) 

 

The discussion brought many inspiring observations of the participants. We publish some of them: 

Most important is the relationship between teacher and educational assistant (for children with SEN), if it does not work well in regular environmentit is then perhaps even more difficult in distance learning. We use assistants largely, for example for tutoring children. “ 

“I am very happy that we have assistants – they work individually, pay attention to the pupils needs, they also support those who do not have official recommendations from the counseling center, but they can also support those who need it – but we are still learning and looking for the best ways…” 

“I involved ed. assistants in the lessons and it’s great. The problem was mostly with the teachers, who didn’t cooperate. But it is already clearly proven, an assistant can contact the family, come to online classes, and can then work with the student individually. It is not only up to the teacher, who at this time is very busy communicating with parents and students, providing formative assessment etc. “ 

 

Relevant questions were raised in person and in the chat, and most of them were answered directly during the meeting and complemented by interesting experiences of the participants from their practice.