“We track everything.”
The key to Primary Prevention is consistent encouragement, and PBIS Rewards makes that encouragement easy, throughout the school day. When you’re able to give small rewards throughout the day, your students are always focused on exhibiting appropriate behavior and meeting behavioral expectations. As one school puts it, “We scan everything.” Every bit of positive behavior, no matter how small, can be scanned and turned into rewards!
How does PBIS Rewards work?
In the ideal scenario, students wear lanyards with ID badges attached and always visible. The ID badge has the student’s name, photo and a QR Code encoding the student’s ID number. Teachers use the PBIS Rewards app on their smartphone to scan the QR Code. As good behavior is observed, a teacher uses the app to reward the student one or more points. The process is simple and quick. The teacher doesn’t have to look up the student or write anything down. Just a touch of the screen initiates a scan of the card and the student is rewarded generally within one or two seconds. Any teacher or staff person can reward any student quickly and easily.
The near instant reward process makes it practical to reward many students in a very short amount of time. It doesn’t matter where students are…in the classroom, hallway, lunchroom, playground, bus, restroom…anytime students are meeting expectations or good behavior is observed becomes an opportunity to provide practical encouragement with a quick scan of the ID badge. Thus the phrase, “We track everything!”
When a reward scan occurs, the screen displays the results, including the student’s photo, reward amount, and point total. The photo verifies that the proper student code was scanned and the point totals give the student instant feedback of how many points they have. All of this activity is logged. Reports help program overseers provide feedback and guidance to teachers to ensure that reward efforts are systematic and regular. There should be a great deal of reward scan consistency from teacher to teacher.
Students can redeem points for items, privileges, or entry to activities. All of this can also be done from the PBIS Rewards app and the process is as quick and easy as rewarding points. Items available for points in the school store should be attractive and attainable to students. Privileges and activities can be used alongside or in place of a store. The school’s store and event manager is managed via a web browser.
Everything is focused on making it simple and quick. After all, the primary job of teachers is to teach, not be bank tellers. We believe that PBIS Rewards can help keep students motivated to be better citizens so that teachers can focus on teaching.
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