This week Joel Gittle lead the discussion in PLT over the 4-principles of the Olweus Bully Prevention Program. Time was taken to break down what each principle meant to our staff and our school. I have highlighted a few of the comments... please swing by the PLT room to see the whole poster and all the comments. You are encouraged to add to the comments either here on the blog or slap a good ol' post-it note on the real thing!
Warmth, Positive Interest, and Involvement Are Needed on the Part of Adults in the School
- Interacting and caring about students as people, not just students
- Post accomplishments in the common areas (slideshows on tvs), just promote more positive things that are happening
- Less fragmentation among the staff - more gatherings off campus
- Bring more staff and student recognition to pep rallies and involve the 9th grade
- Faculty dodgeball, performances in variety show, fun facts about teachers
- Respecting teacher's time with students
- Perhaps a change in the schedule so teachers could have PLT/Staff meetings DURING the school day instead of after and everyone would be able to attend
Set Firm Limits to Unacceptable Behavior
- Shows respect to teachers and staff to follow through consistently
- Consistent rules & consequences create stability and cohesion
- Must have support from building administration
- Consistent enforcement is getting better
- 'Consistency' was the key word!
Consistently Use Nonphysical, Nonhostile Negative Consequences When Rules Are Broken
- Shows Respect
- Needs consistent enforcement
- ISS should be void of FUN! NO PHONES!
- Outside of the school day consequences are more effective
- Presence in the hallway helps
- Hostility reinforces poor behavior and environment
- ISS, OSS, and detention need to be done consistently
- Clear steps of consequences
- Would be nice of administration to consult with the teacher if they want student put in ISS, some teachers need a break, others don't want the student to miss any more class time.
Adults in the School Should Function as Authorities and Positive Role Models
- Teachers and staff enjoy knowing where the administrators are stationed during passing periods
- Having support from the admin helps other staff feel comfortable being an authority figure and validates that to students
- Adults who are disrespectful create a cycle of disrespect with the students
- Student Badges
- Would be nice to have a staff directory with pictures... perhaps something we will get on the new district website??