School-Wide Behavior Expectations
We are a reflective, dedicated, diverse community that fosters constructive communication in a positive way. We collaborate respectfully, valuing each person’s opinion and utilizing each person’s strengths.
What is PBIS?
B4 is our common expectation for all of the Yale community that includes kids, parents and staff. It reminds us to:
What does that look like?
Use kind words
Honor your rules
Safe hands and feet
Take care of yourself
Take care of each other
Take care of this place
Do the right thing
At the right time
In the right place
Be gentle and considerate
Be generous, helpful and caring
Show empathy and acceptance
How do we do that?
At Yale, we use a set of strategies and systems to increase our capacity to
(a) reduce classroom disruption,
(b) educate all students, and
(c) encourage all students at Yale to view positive behavior as within their control.
Clearly defined goals
Research-based practices and interventions
Supportive administrative systems
Use of data in problem solving
These strategies serve to support:
Regular, predictable, positive teaching and learning environments
Adults and peers who serve as positive role models
Consistent, positive feedback
Physical environments that support academic success
Opportunities to intentionally build student social skills
Our goal is to create a POSITIVE school culture that is:
Use common language
Have a common understanding of expectations
Teach to develop common experience
Provide regular recognition
Provide positive redirection
Violent/disruptive behavior is not tolerated
Students feel comfortable taking risks
All adults use similar expectations