In the Trenches

Thoughts and Ideas from a Classroom Teacher

High Fives

on August 20, 2012

This year, our school’s focus for PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) will be on four traits. They are Respect, Responsibility, Trustworthiness, and Safe. In order to get students thinking about these behaviors and recognizing them in themselves and in their classmates, I’ve come up with “High Fives.” Students will be able to give one another “High Fives” by filling out a quick compliment form that allows them to highlight a peer for showing one of the focus traits and explaining how the action was a great representation of one of the traits. After we share them with the class weekly, the student who received the compliment will get their compliment slip and a “High Five” with their name on it will be added to the appropriate section on our High Five board. I can’t wait to see it fill up this year! I’m also hoping to give copies of the slips to our activity/specials teachers and cafeteria monitors, in hopes that they will also take a moment to recognize my students for demonstrating respect, responsibility, trustworthiness and safety!

Here’s the High Fives form!

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