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Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

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PBIS Social Skills at Brookside

This week's focus skill is:

Following Instructions

1.  Look at the person who is giving the directions.

2.  Say "Okay" to let the person know you heard the directions.

3.  Do what you have been asked to do right away.

4.  Check back with the person to make sure you followed the directions correctly

Staying on Task

Staying on Task video

1. Look at your task or assignment.

2. Think about the steps needed to complete the task.

3. Focus all of your attention on the task.

4. Stop working only when instructed.

5. Ignore distractions and interruptions.

Expectations by Location

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Accepting

Criticism/

Consequence

1. Look at the person

2. Say “okay”

3. Stay calm

Accepting "No" For An Answer

1. Look at the person

2. Say “Okay”

3. Stay calm

4. If you disagree, ask later

Getting the

Teacher's Attention

1.  Look at the Teacher.

2.  Raise your hand and stay calm.

3.  Wait until the teacher says your name.

4.  Ask your question.

 

Asking For Help

1. Look at the person

2. Ask the person if they have time to help you

3. Clearly explain the kind of help you need

4. Thank the person for helping you

 

LISTENING

1.  Look at the person who is talking.

2.  Wait until the other person is done talking.

3.  Show you heard the other person by nodding your head, saying

"OK", or "That's interesting!", etc.

 

Using Appropriate Voice Tone

1. Identify the appropriate voice tone for the situation

2. Change your voice to match the situation

3. Watch/Listen for visual/verbal cues and adjust your voice

 

Working With Others

1. Identify the task to each person

2. Assign tasks to each person

3. Discuss ideas in a calm, quiet voice

4. Let everyone share their ideas

5. Work on tasks until complete

 

Disagreeing Appropriately

1. Look at the person

2. Use a calm and pleasant voice

3. Say "I understand how you feel"

4. Tell why you feel differently

5. Give a reason

6. Listen to the other person

Using Appropriate Voice Tone

1. Identify the appropriate voice tone for the situation

2. Change your voice to match the situation

3. Watch/listen for visual/verbal cues and adjust your voice

Accepting Criticism/Consequence

1. Look at the person

2. Say "okay"

3. Stay Calm

Asking For Help

1. Look at the person

2. Ask the person if they have time to help you

3. Clearly explain the kind of help you need

4. Thank the person for helping you

Waiting Your Turn

1. Sit or stand quietly.

2. Keep your arms and legs still.

3. Avoid begging, whining, or teeth sucking.

4. Engage in the activity when directed by an adult to do so.

5. Thank the person who gives you a turn.