School-Wide Positive Behavior & Intervention Support (PBIS)
Mayberry is committed not only to developing the academic capabilities of its students but also behavioral and social skills that will enable our students to thrive.
We firmly believe that:
Every student, preschooler through [fifth grade], has the right to be educated in a safe, respectful, and welcoming environment.
Every educator has the right to teach in an atmosphere free from disruption and obstacles that impede learning.
Discipline Foundation Policy (02/14/14)
Positive Behavior Support Instruction
Behavior expectations and consequences are explicitly taught, modeled and discussed. At school, these are the responsibilities of the administrator, teachers and support staff.
August: All staff member explain and demonstrate Mayberry's procedures and behaviors.
Monthly: Teachers conduct behavior expectations "refreshers" 1st day of the month
January: Administrator will conduct character education sessions that focus on character traits, behaving appropriately, acting responsibly, i.e., school expectations
Classroom Climate & Culture
Teachers are expected to manage their classroom and students. Each teacher in collaboration with her class develops a classroom behavior plan. Minor disruptions and behavior incidents will be handled by the teacher according to the plan enacted in the classroom. Consequences are clear, fair and appropriate to the misbehavior/harm.
Restorative Justice is a process to involve, to the extent possible, those who have a stake in a specific offense and to collectively identify and address harms, needs and obligations, in order to heal and put things right as possible.
Howard Zehr, The Little Book of Restorative Justice, 2002, p. 37.
At Mayberry we use Restorative Practices to repair harm. We use Restorative Practices because we believe in forgiveness and compassion - we hold individuals accountable for misbehavior, yet at the same time remain in touch with their humanity and believe in their capacity to be transformed.
Restorative Justice Practices help Mayberry create and maintain a positive school culture and climate by:
Intervening in Offending Behavior
Rebuilding Damaged Relationships
Reintegrating Students in the Learning Environment