Catching students in the act of doing good deeds is an essential part of any positive behavior support (PBS) program. As a school counselor, I love seeing my students take action using the information from my classroom guidance lessons.
Imagine how excited I was when I saw some of my 2nd graders in the hall working out an anti-bully skit in the morning and in the afternoon when I discovered some of my 4th graders making anti-bully posters? Yup! That’s the sweet spot!!! If only I could bottle that feeling up and whip it out during staff meetings…
My school district was one of the first districts in the state of Michigan to receive district-wide International Baccalaureate (IB) certification. Taking action after learning about a topic is considered the ultimate goal in the educational process in the Primary Years Program (PYP).
Creating skits and bully posters definitely qualify as taking action and their thoughtfulness deserves to be acknowledged…with that in mind, I whipped up this certificate:
I would love to hear how you acknowledge students when they take action at your school in the comments below.