Rockford Public Schools believes in providing the highest quality education for all students. To ensure that we are meeting student needs we follow the Response to Intervention (RtI) framework. RtI is a process designed to help schools focus on and provide high-quality instruction and interventions to students who may be struggling with academics and/or behavior. To address behavioral systems within the RtI framework Brookview students and staff have been implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
PBIS is a proactive systems approach for establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success. As a Response to Intervention (RtI) model, PBIS applies a three-tiered system of support, and a problem-solving process to enhance the capacity of schools to effectively educate all students. (PBIS Illinois)
Following RPS district guidelines, Brookview School has adopted 3 building-wide expectations:
*Respectful *Responsible *Safe
You will see posters throughout the building explaining what it means to be responsible, respectful, and safe in different settings. Students were introduced to PBIS by explicitly teaching the behavior expectations in each setting during the first week of school. Students will review expectations once construction is completed in January.
Acknowledging and reinforcing positive behavior is one of the best ways to encourage and shape appropriate behaviors and is an intricate part of PBIS. Students at Brookview earn Bobcat Bucks for being responsible, respectful, and safe throughout the day. They can spend their bucks for cool rewards in their classroom or periodically there are school-wide drawings for fabulous prizes. In addition, Bobcat Paws are given to classes who show an understanding of these expectations. Class Bobcat Paw totals are on display in the library hallway. Classes can earn rewards such as: game days, movies, and even a pizza party!
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