Edgemont Eagles SOAR high!
Schoolwide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports is an approach to teaching and supporting positive behaviors. This schoolwide approach focuses on building a safe and positive environment in which students can learn. The purpose of schoolwide PBIS is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm. Research and evidence has found teaching behavioral expectations and rewarding students for following them is a positive approach and much more effective than waiting for misbehavior to occur before responding
Here at Edgemont, we teach students to SOAR high! SOAR stands for Safe, On Task, Accept Responsibility, and Respect Self, Others, and Property. As students SOAR in different areas of our school, they will receive SOAR tickets. When the whole school has earned a certain amount of SOAR tickets, we will have a schoolwide celebration!
While teachers and students establish the SOAR expectations in each of their individual classrooms, common area SOAR rules remain the same in any part of the building. The following posters are displayed in the appropriate areas to remind students how we SOAR.
The word discipline is derived from the Latin root dissciplina, meaning learning. Discipline is not a punishment. Our goal is to teach students self-confidence and self-control. Two of the most important classroom practices used at Edgemont are positive teacher language and logical consequences. Positive Teacher Language is using words and tone as a tool to promote children’s active learning, sense of community, and self-discipline. Logical Consequences allow teachers to respond to misbehavior in a way that focuses on righting a wrong and repairing harm done while preserving a child’s dignity.
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