PBL is a broad range of systemic and individualised strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes while preventing problem behaviour. Expectations for student behaviour are clearly defined and reinforced. Appropriate student behaviour is taught during weekly PBL lessons and a whole school rule focus. Positive behaviours are publicly acknowledged and effective behavioural support is implemented consistently by staff (including administration, Learning Support Officers, canteen, cleaners and administration). Inappropriate behaviour has clear and predictable consequences. Student behaviour is monitored and staff receive regular feedback.
The main ideas of PBL:
To focus on student engagement
A system based intervention
A problem solving framework
Promotion and application of evidence-based interventions
Inclusive of all students
Supports the curriculum
Teaching staff say...
"The language works well. It is consistent. "
"Kindergarten understand it."
"They like the definite and simple rules."
"The tokens being awarded for House groups are building a sense of team work."
"The students are using the language of PBL on the playground."
What our children say...
"People aren't saying mean things because they're trying to be good and get tokens."
"Respect, participate, belong, achieve sets a standard."
"The signs around the school remind everyone what to do."
"It helps you because you don't get on reflection."