I have led the Positive Behavior Support program at the school I teach at for over 10 years. Teach the behaviours you want to see in your school. All schools have problems with vandalism. How do we engage students so that they are connected to their school and care about the physical environment?
I lead the Positive Behavior Support Team at the school where I teach. We were struggling with escalating vandalism. This is the scope and sequence of 6 lessons which we taught to all students in the school. The lessons are designed to build awareness, teach the different types of property offences and empower students to move forward and have ownership of their school.
The topic lessons are:
Understanding What is Vandalism
Types of Vandalism
Effects of Vandalism
Is The Property Damage Personal, Public or Private?
How Does Vandalism Affect My School Community?
Taking Responsibility for Preventing Vandalism
Following the implementaton of this sequence of lessons we noted a instant decrease in incidents of vandalism