Encouragement Procedure (PBIS)

Encouragement Procedure (PBIS)

Encouragement (PBIS) – Broyer

Management Procedure – Encouragement Strategy (PBIS)

Encouragment – Thankful Thoughts Thursday:

Positive Behavior Intervention Strategy – (PBIS)

During the school year, I implement a positive behavior intervention strategy (PBIS) and encouragement procedure deemed, “Thankful Thoughts” Thursday. After everything is complete, I plan an extra five to ten minutes by directing students to a designated area and choosing students at random to write one brief thankful thought on a large paper heart. The “positive thought” can range from something a student learned and a favorable situation to something they get excited about for the weekend to winning at an extracurricular activity. Thus, my goal in providing a “Thankful Thoughts” Thursday routine promotes positive attitudes, strengthens relationships, encourages reflection, and nurtures a positive behavioral classroom environment.

Having implemented “Thankful Thoughts” Thursday with upper elementary students, based on student feedback, it provides an extra nurturing touch during the week. The concept works in student-centered learning environments and per developmentally appropriate age groups. Thus, I find students looked forward to the weekly procedure, allows them to express their feelings, and provides a reflective outlet.

“If you are a leader, you should never forget that everyone needs encouragement. And everyone who receives it – young or old, successful or less-than-successful, unknown or famous – is changed by it.” ~ John C. Maxwell