|Commitment to Parents|
We know that students need relationship, predictability and consistency in order to be successful. An essential component to student success is communication and support with parents. The Behavior Intervention Support Team (BIST) encourages this communication within the framework of the BIST Model.
The BIST Model is a unique outreach program of Ozanam, providing consultation to hundreds of teachers throughout the Midwest. The mission of BIST is to create a positive change toward a safe and productive learning environment for all.
Guiding students to look at what problems the behaviors create in the student’s life.
There are five levels to Accountability:
The purpose of the BIST Model is to partner with students when they are struggling and help them be accountable for their actions to make changes in their life. BIST is designed to teach and protect students, via GRACE and ACCOUNTABILITY so that students can demonstrate the Goals For Life and make good choices.
Goals For Life:
The BIST Model
Providing what students need:
Early Intervention (When)
It’s never okay to be disruptive.
It’s never okay to be hurtful.
A commitment by adults to the standard listed above. A student will be asked one time per activity to stop a behavior that is disruptive or hurtful. Adults will intervene quickly if a student cannot meet this standard.
Caring Confrontation (How)
“I see…(disruptive behavior)”
“Can you…(desired behavior)”
“Even though…(student’s feeling)”
Caring confrontation is a language of partnership when intervening with a student’s disruptive or hurtful behavior.
Protective Plan (What)
Teaching replacement skills and practicing the Goals For Life through written strategies that provide support and accountability for the student to help him/her manage their behavior and be successful.
Outlasting the Acting Out
Providing relationship, support and accountability when a student is struggling to maintain the standard and meet his/her Goal For Life.
Safe Seat-A seat in the classroom away from other students to help the student regroup, process with the adult and join the class.
Buddy Room-A seat in another teacher’s classroom to help a student regroup, complete their think sheet, process with the adult so they may return to the safe seat.
Recovery/Focus Room-A place in the school where students can go to stop acting out, calm down, prepare an apology and create a plan to make better choices for themselves.
Think Sheet-A tool that the student completes to help him/her take ownership of the problem and create a plan to be successful.
Processing-Questions that the adult asks the student so he/she may take ownership, practice skills and create a plan to make better choices.
Target Behavior Sheet-A daily visual of goals the student is working on to make life changes.
Triage-Daily “check in” with an adult to assess emotions, establish focus about what it means to have a good day and formulate solutions if problems occur.
Class Meeting-Weekly meetings facilitated by the adult to help students solve problems, plan events and maintain a positive classroom community.
Goals for Life-Goals that we help students obtain so that they may have the life they want and deserve.
When Your Child Gets A Think Sheet: