Hartman Elementary believes strongly in the idea that behaviors which receive positive reinforcement will be repeated. Hartman utilizes the PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) Framework to reward and reinforce positive behavior, while using data and intervention to help support students.
We have a school-wide positive behavioral culture at our school that takes a systems approach to teaching pro-social behaviors. In order to establish a whole school culture that is positive and conducive to learning for all of our students, the staff at Hartman collaborates on the following components to increase school-wide positive behaviors:
Define, teach, and re-teach positive social expectations to all students throughout the year
Post our expectations and systems in classrooms and hallways; and refer to them regularly
Acknowledge positive behavior and reward it regularly
Use behavior data to help us with our school-wide decision making on behavior needs
Arrange consistent and effective ‘natural consequences’ for negative behaviors
Prevention work (social skills training, Second Step Guidance Lessons, anti-bullying assemblies, student check-ins, etc.)
Use interventions with students that fit the need for the situation/monitor effectiveness
Communicate and work together with parents and caregivers
Hartman Knights Mission
The mission of the Hartman PBIS team is to foster and promote a safe and positive school environment that enhances student learning through teaching and recognizing positive behavior.
Appropriate voice levels are expected in classrooms, hallways, the library, and other areas. Our voice level system begins at level 0 (no talking) and increases to level 3 for a loud voice.
We have a zero tolerance policy regarding bullying, harassment, and related behaviors; and respond appropriately to situations involving harassment behaviors. We are careful to assess each situation, especially age appropriate social development behaviors as different than bullying situations, and respond appropriately.