One of the perks of being a RTI2-B Coach is getting to attend the regional coaches meeting twice per year! These meetings are a great time for networking and celebrating the hard work of our teams. This semester, our site consultant Hether Pflasterer organized a fantastic event where coaches learned all about our Classroom Systems resources. Coaches then had the opportunity to network and discuss relevant classroom management issues with their colleagues through a fun game using stress balls. Our Site Consultants also had informational booths set up on Tier 2 and Family and Community Engagement for coaches to visit at their leisure. Check out the photos below!
Thank you, Holice Powell Elementary, for sharing your story with us! We are excited about the work you are doing! Learn more about how to share your story and be featured in a monthly spotlight HERE.
We had fun celebrating our students who have been demonstrating positive behaviors the 2nd nine weeks. These students demonstrated our Choctaw Pride Expectations which are Have Respect, Prepare Yourself, and Show Responsibility. We had an animal show and the students were even able to hold a blue and gold macaw, red footed tortoise, and an albino corn snake.
The 2019 Partners in Education (PIE) Conference in Nashville, TN was an incredible opportunity to network with colleagues and celebrate their success. We had a great time sharing about the Tennessee Behavior Supports Project (TBSP) at the vendor fair and at our breakout sessions. Several of our region’s schools presented at the conference as well, including representatives from East Elementary in Humboldt and Bartlett County Schools. We are proud to have them representing West TBSP!
Our 2018-19 Models of Demonstration and Schools of Recognition were awarded at the conference luncheon on Wednesday. See photos of our recipients below!
After lunch, awardees attended an exclusive, invite-only session where they were able to celebrate and learn more about their new designation within the Modules of Demonstrations- Schools of Recognition (MOD-SOR). Cameisha Emerson shard some of the great work they are doing at Bolivar Central High School.
Many of these schools were also featured at our state-wide Tier 2 Share Fair on Wednesday afternoon. Schools from around the state came to see the exceptional Tier 2 strategies being implemented by our schools. Theresa Nicholls, Assistant Commissioner, Division of Special Populations and Student Support, came out to show her support of our teams as well.
We took a short hiatus from the monthly spotlight in December for the holidays, but we’re happy to be back sharing stories of great work happening in our region. Thank you, Altruria Elementary, for sharing your story with us! We are excited about the work you are doing.
Altruria Elementary's RTI2-Behavior Team wanted to improve attendance by rewarding students who attend school all day every day. The team created a quarterly HERO (Here - Every day - Ready - On time) Party to celebrate these students. The first HERO party was a Glow Dance Party. Students who qualified with perfect attendance for the first quarter and E's or G's in conduct got to dance to some of their favorite tunes in a dark gym with black lights and glow sticks for each student. Each HERO party will have a different theme and will take place after each quarter, so students who did not qualify to attend the first party will have 3 more chances to attend. The students and staff had a great time!
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Thank you, Lakeland Middle, for sharing your story with us! We are excited about the work you are doing! Learn more about how to share your story and be featured in a monthly spotlight HERE.
Lakeland Middle Preparatory School’s LIONS recently celebrated our students’ Quarter 1 behavior by hosting our 1st “Mane Money” Rewards Store. Students earn “Mane Money” for following our R.O.A.R. expectations (Responsible, Outstanding, Accountable, and Respectful). They are able to spend their “Mane Money” on glow sticks, sunglasses, tattoos, vampire teeth, fidget spinners, bouncy balls, Frisbees, and more. Students also earned “Peace Days” for their R.O.A.R. behavior and got to wear silly socks or hats all day.
Humboldt Jr. Sr. High School hosted their first BRIDGE night! This event was open to everyone in the community and provided workshops on essential skills and knowledge. We are proud of the work that Humboldt Jr. Sr. High is doing to engage with their community. Keep up the good work!
One of the perks of being a RTI2-B Coach is getting to attend the regional coaches meeting twice per year! These meetings are a great time for networking and celebrating the hard work of our teams. This semester, our site consultant Hether Pflasterer organized a fantastic share fair, where our Models of Demonstration schools set up informational booths about the RTI2-B programs at their schools. Coaches had the opportunity to learn tips and tricks from each other in this interactive format. Shelby Cook, another one of our consultants, also had a booth to talk with folks about signing up for Family and Community Engagement training. Check out the photos below!
Special thanks to our MOD schools for helping to make this event a success! The leadership that you provide to our region is paramount.
To learn more about Models of Demonstration, click here.
To learn more about Family and Community Engagement training, email email@example.com.
Humboldt City Schools recently finished our first Family and Community Engagement in RTI2-B Training! They are off to a great start with plans to engage stakeholders in new and exciting ways. Check out these photos from our training and the flyer below for one of their first events!
We have enjoyed making new friends in Lake County over the past several weeks! We are excited to get RTI2-B in northwest TN!
We were honored to sponsor the keynote speakers at the West TN SPED Conference this year. All three speakers, Dr. George Sugai, Dr. Erica McCray, and Dr. Dia Jackson were phenomenal! Check out our photos below.
We want to give a huge shoutout to Lakeland Elementary for sharing this story with us! We are proud of the great work happening at LES. Learn more about how to share your story and be featured at http://www.tbspmemphis.com/monthly-spotlight/
Lakeland Elementary started the school year out with a bang as we had a kickoff party for our ROAR (Responsible, Outstanding, Accountable, and Respectful) program. The Lakeland Elementary cheerleaders got everyone pumped by greeting students as they came into the gym. All of our students participated in an assembly that included cheers, a review of expectations, and 'how to' videos of great ROAR behavior in the cafeteria, hallway, and bathroom. Our assistant principal, Mrs. Sharonda Rose, put together a great program along with our ROAR team.
We have enjoyed getting to meet more and more educators over the past two weeks as we continue with training Shelby County Schools (SCS) in Tier 1! We look forward to the many more groups of SCS schools to come!
Lauderdale County Schools is going above and beyond in their implementation of RTI2-Behavior. We love their creative idea to use a weekly behavior focus which are then tied to words of the day. What a great way to encourage a strong vocabulary and variety of healthy social-emotional skills! Great work, LCS!
Check out their recent tweet: https://twitter.com/LaudCoSchools/status/1030447827678314502
LCS also has great RTI2-B resources on their website for stakeholders to view at: http://www.lced.net/roar
WTBSP team members had the pleasure of attending East Elementary's RTI2-B kickoff for students last week. The event featured a game show (with Steve Harvey's second cousin hosting), and students got to pie teachers in the face at the end! The students were thrilled, and a great time was had by all. Tell us in the comments about your RTI2-B Kickoff, or submit your story for a Monthly Spotlight here. We would love to feature your school!
We are excited to announce that we will have all of Humboldt City Schools participating in our first ever Family and Engagement Team training in August! These schools are doing fantastic work in their implementation of RTI2-B, so we are thrilled to see how they will be even more successful by engaging families and communities in their RTI2-B work.
Bartlett City Schools are doing an excellent job using data to inform decision-making at the school and district levels. Check out their strategy below!
Bartlett City Schools 20-Day Period School Discipline Data Process:
Every 20-day period, at the district level, discipline data is reviewed for all schools. The information is shared through charts and graphs with district level staff, and principals. Below is how the information is disseminated:
District Level data:
- Overall numbers of exclusionary consequences for all schools for the 20-day period is shared with the superintendent and directors. This data includes numbers of:
- In-School Suspension
- Out-Of-School Suspensions
- Period comparison of exclusionary consequence from the 1st 20-day period to the current 20-day period.
- Exclusionary consequence comparison of all schools (Elementary, Middle and High School)
- Exclusionary consequence comparison of Elementary school and Middle schools.
School Level Data: All principals receive the following:
- A data sheet showing how many exclusionary consequences (ISS, OSS & Expulsions) were entered by each administrator at the school for the 20-day period.
- Overall numbers of exclusionary consequences for all schools for the 20-day period.
- Period comparison of exclusionary consequence from the 1st 20-day period to the
- current 20-day period for all schools.
- Exclusionary consequence by ethnicity.
School Action: Schools could use the data to do the following:
- Drill down to specific students and incidents.
- Drill down to grade level and teacher.
- Find area of school where incidents frequently occur.
- Implement appropriate interventions and supports to address behaviors.
Educators from across TN enjoyed Dr. William Hunter's presentation, "Culturally Relevant Classroom Management Practices". We enjoy equipping educators with the skills they need for a positive and culturally responsive classroom environment. To access the materials from this presentation, click here.
Fifth Consolidated is providing unique opportunities for students as rewards for good behavior. Check out their story below! We love your creativity, Fifth Consolidated!
"One of the most popular rewards students of all ages at Fifth Consolidated can buy at our school store, Tribe-Mart, is to be Assistant Principal. Each student will spend a thirty minute session as assistant principal. The student will function with various duties including checking on classrooms, communicating with the secretary, monitoring the hallway, and using the walkie-talkie.
Another choice in high demand is to eat lunch with one of the principals. Pictured is a group of fifth graders that spent points to eat lunch at our local Chick-Fil-A with Assistant Principal Joey Harrison.
Reward parties each nine weeks have also been well received among the students. Most recently, our Neon Dance Party was a big hit! Students danced the afternoon away thanks to their "glowing" behavior."
Patricia Outten, Site Consultant for the WTBSP, conducted a Tier 2 Training for Lakeland Schools on May 30, 2018. Lakeland Schools is one of the six schools/districts we have trained in Tier 2, with the others being Decatur County, Hardeman County, Lauderdale County, Humboldt City Schools, and Trenton Rosenwald Middle School (Trenton SSD). We are always excited to see more teams trained in Tier 2, and this is no exception!
Our team had the pleasure of presenting a poster at the 2018 Northeast PBIS Leadership Forum in Mystic, CT. Our poster was titled, "The Foundation of PBIS Sustainability: Leadership at Every Level" and detailed the importance of district and school leadership for the sustainability of PBIS programs. Our team enjoyed networking with our colleagues in New England!