School-Wide Positive Behavior (intervention) Supports 16 Social Skills Posters
Emphasis has shifted to schools to create environments which include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors and to create positive school environments. Instead of teachers being individually responsible for the students in their care both inside and outside the classroom, the approach for individual behavioral management is becoming a continuum of positive behavior supports for all students within a school where the school provides a behavior support for all students throughout the school, including the classroom and non-classroom settings (such as hallways, restrooms, buses, etc.)
Positive behavior support is an application of a behaviorally-based systems approach to enhance the capacity of schools, families, and communities to design effective environments that improve the link between research-validated practices and the environments in which teaching and learning occurs. Attention is focused on creating and sustaining primary (school-wide), secondary (classroom), and tertiary (individual) systems of support that improve lifestyle results (personal, health, social, family, work, recreation) for all children and youth by making targeted behaviors less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional.
The PT(i)S System follows the Response to Intervention (RTI) model and uses a 3 tier approach to teaching behaviors to children. Tier 1/Primary Prevention (Universal), Tier 2/Secondary (At-Risk), Tier 3/Tertiary (High-Risk).
Offered in this collection are 16 posters for teaching many of the essential social skill that students need to develop positive experiences at school. The 16 skills are as follows:
Getting Teacher’s Attention Accepting Criticism/Consequence
Accepting “No” for an Answer Working with Others
Asking Permission Disagreeing Appropriately
Following Instructions Giving Criticism
Listening Using Appropriate Voice Tone
Asking for Help Making an Apology
Mind Your Own Business Resisting Peer Pressure
Staying on Task Waiting Your Turn
These materials are colorful and kid friendly. Each is designed to be used all levels of intervention support across elementary grade-levels. They could also be used with students needing special education support. The icons included with the steps will support all learners in identifying the steps needed to perform the targeted behavior.