PBIS for a PLN

PBIS: Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports
 Through my doctoral journey, I have completed a study of my district’s discipline data and a closer look at one of our site’s implementation of the PBIS system. I also attended two days of the Restorative Practices workshop. As I was reviewing the expectations of PBIS and the possibilities of a school that fully embraces the ideals of restorative practices, I reflected on adult Professional Learning Networks (PLN).
The expectations of PBIS are simple:
  • Be respectful
  • Be responsible
  • Be safe
PBIS Expectations Poster

PBIS Expectations Poster

What does this look like in a PLN?

  • Adults engaged in meaningful discussions where everyone’s voice and opinion are respected
  • All members of the PLN contribute to the shared learning and collaboration, balancing their time between giving and taking
  • PLN members feel comfortable taking risks with one another, taking initiative to “go big or go home”, seeking out feedback on those “out there” ideas from trusted colleagues, mentors, and friends

Does your PLN, whether you meet in person or digitally, meet the expectations of PBIS?What could you do to enhance your PLN?

Does your school implement PBIS or Restorative Practices with students and staff? What does that look and sound like?


About Amy's Reflections

Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in Southern CA, taking time to reflect on leadership and learning
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