If you’ve read the PBIS Rewards blog, you know we cover a lot of territory related to PBIS. We’re always looking for new ways to think about positive behavior, school culture and climate, and classroom management, just to name a few topics.
What happens when you go digital in your PBIS initiative? What does that look like for students, staff, and families? How do you make your initiative schoolwide and equitable? Are there best practices to help you implement PBIS with fidelity?
We’ve talked about all of these topics and more here, but we were curious to know which of our blog posts resonated most with readers in 2022. So… we crunched the numbers, and <drumroll> these were 2022’s Top 5 blogs on PBIS Rewards:
Top 5 PBIS Rewards Blogs of 2022
The One About School Store Enhancements
For students, the school store is a big, big deal. That’s where they can spend the points they’ve earned for being recognized for positive behavior. The school store function in PBIS Rewards makes redeeming points quick and easy, and this blog post spotlighted enhancements we made to our software.
The One About Incentives for Middle School Students
Middle schoolers can be a tough crowd. They walk the path between childhood and adolescence, exhibiting qualities from both. Finding affordable incentives that will excite them can feel like a tall task, so we wrote a blog highlighting ideas for offerings that don’t cost a dime.
The One About Using a House System in PBIS Rewards
Organizing students into houses is a concept drawn from British boarding schools. It gives students a group to identify with and allows for great fun and serious competition. Many schools, both public and private, use a house system, and this blog offered up practical advice for using PBIS Rewards in such an environment.
The One About Tools vs. Rules
Successful development of positive behaviors relies on consistent learning and practice of those behaviors. Setting expectations for behavior is far more effective than listing rules of do’s and don’ts. Giving students the tools to calm and re-center themselves can help promote the practice of positive behaviors. This blog listed some effective tools educators can use.
The One About Budgeting for PBIS
Budgets are a hot topic in education, and for good reason. Educators spend wisely to give their budget dollars maximum impact. This blog post contained a wealth of ideas for budget-friendly incentives – many suggested by educators – for PBIS offerings at the classroom level.
Looking Forward to 2023
Even though 2023 is a brand-new year, our mission remains the same: help schools create a positive school climate. From the littlest learners beginning their educational career to scholars getting ready to graduate, PBIS Rewards is committed to promoting positive behavior schoolwide.
As part of our commitment to safe, supportive school environments, PBIS Rewards has joined Navigate360, an industry leader in whole-child wellness and safety. Navigate360 offers a suite of tools – now including PBIS Rewards – as well as expertise and support to school leaders everywhere. District leaders can confidently encourage school environments in which students are safe, supported, and academically strengthened.
PBIS Rewards is excited to be a part of Navigate360 and we can’t wait to see what the future holds!