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PBIS Positive School Culture

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School Culture Audit and Recommendations

Audience: Principal and Leadership Team

Overview

School leaders are often faced with the challenge of spending all their time on misbehavior. A “revolving door” of office referrals steals time from other critical, more proactive work. Kickboard Coaches will study your current Tier I schoolwide behavior support systems by conducting staff and student interviews, observing existing school culture practices, analyzing results of a leadership self-assessment, and reviewing current culture data. You will then receive actionable recommendations for improvement based on this audit of your Tier I culture systems.

Challenges Addressed:

  • Teacher and administration losing time on discipline
  • Any proactive improvement planning that is done addresses only academics 
  • Teachers have adopted a punitive mindset 
  • Different teachers have different behavior expectations creating inconsistency across the school
  • A large number of interventions for struggling students
  • A lack of schoolwide positive support systems

Program Outcomes:

  • A comprehensive report of current systems and written recommendations for improving and progress monitoring Tier I culture systems
  • Leadership Self Assessment survey results for continued areas of improvement

Format:

  • 6 hour virtual session, segmented and scheduled based on school’s calendar needs
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Strategic Planning for Positive School Culture

Audience: Principal and Culture Leadership Team

Overview

Studies have shown that a large majority of U.S. school leaders understand their school culture is adversely affecting academic success but they don’t know what steps to take to improve. During a series of virtual meetings, a Kickboard coach will guide the team to collaboratively create a vision for schoolwide culture excellence based on their shared beliefs. The team will then develop explicit culture goals and an aligned strategic action plan to guide their work. The coach will also facilitate the team in planning specifics for creating a positive school culture which may include developing schoolwide behavior expectations, common area behavior matrices, and plans for stakeholder investment. Planning work considers where each school is on the journey and helps guide them forward.

Challenges Addressed:

  • Teachers and administration losing time on discipline
  • Any proactive improvement planning that is done addresses only academics
  • Teachers have adopted a punitive mindset
  • Different teachers have different behavior expectations creating inconsistency across the school
  • A large number of interventions for struggling students
  • A lack of schoolwide positive support systems

Format:

  • 6 hour virtual session, segmented and scheduled based on school’s calendar needs
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Establishing Consistent Systems for Schoolwide Positive and Corrective Consequences

Audience: Principal and Culture Leadership Team

Overview

Your culture leadership team will collaboratively create a detailed calendar of schoolwide student recognition systems and incentives as well as the criteria for earning each. They will also define an exact protocol for teachers to follow when corrective action is necessary and a negative consequence is earned. Kickboard will provide proven best practices and lead the group to create a plan that ensures focus on positive achievements throughout the year.

Challenges Addressed:

  • Overall negative school culture
  • Lack of positive recognition for students
  • Lack of schoolwide student recognition to motivate positive choices
  • Large number of behavior interventions for struggling students
  • Budget constraints for maintaining schoolwide incentives in the past
  • Inconsistent consequences within the school
  • Recognition and incentives are arbitrary and not based on data

Format:

  • 6 hour virtual session, segmented and scheduled based on school’s calendar needs
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Transitions: Taking School Culture from Good to Amazing

Audience: Principal and Culture Leadership Team

Overview

With this school year’s data and schoolwide culture improvement efforts behind you, it’s time to build on what you’ve accomplished and adjust for the coming year. During a series of virtual collaborative planning sessions, your team will reflect on a range of data showing evidence of school culture change. Then, you will create next year’s strategic plan for school culture to move from good to great.

Challenges Addressed:

  • Culture goals unmet or unclear
  • Need to continue improving school culture but unclear what steps to take next
  • Major changes to school structure or culture that need to be addressed

Format:

  • 6 hour virtual session, segmented and scheduled based on school’s calendar needs
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Empowering Staff for Success:
Mindsets, Tools, and Strategies for a Positive School Culture

Audience: Whole Staff (including Leadership Team)

Overview

Is your staff ready for the transformation? During this session, leaders and teachers in your building will be empowered as the agents of change necessary to achieve a positive school culture. A Kickboard coach will first lead staff to explore mindsets critical for success. Staff will learn the software tools that will help them reinforce positive choices with students and be guided through a group norming process to ensure consistency in behavior capture. They will also learn strategies and gain resources for defining and explicitly teaching behaviors with children.

Challenges Addressed:

  • Low teacher buy-in
  • Punitive mindsets or mixed beliefs about how to motivate students
  • Widespread assumptions among adults that children should just know how to behave without being taught
  • Wide variance in reasons for office referrals
  • Inconsistency of behavior expectations across classrooms

Program Outcomes:

  • Increased teacher buy-in and investment for improving school culture
  • Tools for continued mindset reflection
  • Ability to use the Kickboard software to capture behaviors
  • Clear definition of behaviors for both teachers and students
  • Schoolwide consistency of behavior expectations
  • Lesson framework and examples for teaching children behavior skills
  • Consistent process across classrooms for narrating and reinforcing behavior
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Professional Services Team

Jolynn Greene

Professional Services Manager

Melinda Snover

Head of Customer Success

LaTisha Vaughn

School Culture Coach

Hillary Miller

School Culture Coach

Matthew Kincaid

CEO, Overcoming Racism Kickboard Partner

Lori Heisler

School Culture Coach

Emily Mishalanie

School Culture Coach

Jennifer Ostrow

School Culture Coach

Dena Gaddis

School Culture Coach
Kickboard has made a huge difference. We reduced disciplines by 44% in just 18 weeks. If I go to another campus and come back to ours, I can see and hear the difference. It’s so positive here and that’s changing the culture of our school. This not only improves students’ behavior but it improves their academic performance as well.
— KASIE JACKSON, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL - DALLAS ISD