Thursday, September 4, 2014

PBIS and Character Development

I am on the PBIS committee at my school.  Ladies and Gentlemen this committee is tailor made for me.  I get to be creative and crafty in school.

This year our theme is "Good Habits Never Go Out of Season"  We are using Covey's 7 Habits for Happy Kids.  Don't know the 7 habits?  They are:

Super Cute Graphics from the Leader in Me website linked above
There is a read-aloud book with all the stories in one, and individual student books for each habit as well.  Students love these!
The 7 Habits of Happy Kids (Hardcover) The 7 Habits of Happy Kids Collection
Get them here

Our school also has character education words of the month...
Rainbow borders by Ashley Hughes, Fonts by Kimberly Geswein

So we combined the 7 habits and the words of the month!  Each month October - May students will be interviewed about how they use one of the habits to demonstrate the word of the month.  For example: I am responsible because I put first things first and do my homework as soon as I get home.  I am tolerant because I seek first to understand and then to be understood.  I listen to my friends and use kind words.

Their examples will go up on this bulletin board:

My wonderful Cricut Machine will cut out apples, and leaves and snowflakes to decorate!  The 7 habits posters you see there are a freebie and can be found HERE! However TPT has many free 7 habits resources available!

And that's just one part of our PBIS initiative!  I will be back later in the year with more as we get them up and running!

Does your school use PBIS?  How is PBIS implemented in your school?  I'd love to hear new ideas!
Does your school use the 7 habits?  I'd love to hear about that too!

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