Skills that best describe School-wide Behavior & Emotional Support



  •  Aligned to T-TESS Instruction Dimension 2.1, 2.4, 2.5,  and T-TESS Learning Environment Dimension 3.1, 3.2, 3.3


    1. Establish positive teacher/student relationships that reflect mutual respect.


    2. Understand the "why" to behavior and what reinforces a behavior (positive/negative).


    3. Teach specific replacement behaviors/skills to allow students to meet their needs in an appropriate/effective way.


    4. Teachers and students manage emotions and use appropriate social skills.


    5. Establish, teach, and consistently reinforce school-wide routines and expectations.


    6. Structure classroom effective to promote safe learning environment.


Targeted Supports


    • Teachers will customize the display of information to provide various ways of acquiring information and knowledge (i.e. provide alternatives for auditory information, provide alternatives for visual information).


    • Teachers will clarify vocabulary and symbols, support decoding, and promote understanding across languages to ensure that all students are able to acquire knowledge and demonstrate knowledge.


    • Teachers will activate or supply background knowledge, highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships, and guide information processing and visualization to ensure that all students have the opportunity to acquire knowledge, make connections, and demonstrate understanding.


       

Leadership Considerations


  • Aligned to T-PESS Standard 4: School Culture: The principal is responsible for establishing and implementing a shared vision and culture of high expectations for all staff and students.


    1.  Leaders will ensure teachers and staff collaborate regularly to address common issues related to curriculum, assessment, instruction, and the achievement of all students.


    2. Leaders will provide teachers, staff, and students opportunities to provide input regarding the optimal functioning of the school.


    3. Leaders will address the factors considered to be foundational to the well-being of the school.


    4. Leaders will ensure that all students, teachers, staff, parents, and community members feel that the school is safe, supportive, and nurturing. 


    5. Leaders will collaborate regularly with teachers, staff, and students to evaluate the effectiveness of school-wide procedures, practices, and policies. 


     


Schoolwide Behavior & Emotional Support Offerings