Posted Thursday, May 17, 2012 by Jim Springhetti
When it comes to using positive means to enforce rules, does your school make the grade?
Schools all around the country have begun using PlascoTrac to create an engaging learning environment by implementing positive behavior interventions and support (PBIS). This exciting approach means schools are teaching pro-social behaviors and rewarding students for participating in encouraged activities, instead of only punishing students who commit wrongdoings.
For schools that have not yet made the move, it’s ok; we know the issues you are faced with. Past methods of tracking positive behavior have not been, well, so positive. Schools complain that when it comes to data collection and assigning rewards, tracking this positive activity can be a real ominous task. But we heard your concerns and have incorporated this tracking ability into PlascoTrac, making it the ultimate tool for facilitating your school’s PBIS processes and procedures.
How can PlascoTrac help with PBIS?
PlascoTrac can help you facilitate your PBIS initiative by automating all of the hand-written processes surrounding PBIS, such as filling out PBIS bucks or knowing which students are approved for certain rewards. By simply scanning a student’s ID card when a member of the faculty recognizes him or her doing something encouraged, the student can be immediately rewarded with merit points, and the activity logged into our software for future reference.
For example, let’s say one of your school’s core values is students must be “dressed for success.” Students, who come to school in approved-attire, will be quickly scanned and rewarded with merit points. Once a student is scanned 3 times, he or she will receive a reward such as a speed-pass to the front of the lunch line. Going forward, students will learn that staying on track and following the rules is a much better alternative to breaking them. And your faculty will experience how simple it is to start collecting data and automating your PBIS activity within the PlascoTrac software. It’s the ultimate win-win!
It’s important to note that awards, merits, demerits, and all the associated consequences are completely configurable in the system. We don’t make you shoe-horn your policies into PlascoTrac, rather, we adapt PlascoTrac to your policies.
Want more details? Ready to use PlascoTrac to kick off your PBIS initiative for next school year? One of our Implementation Specialists would be more than happy to assist you.