Shifting Our Thinking About Students’ Behavior
Over the course of a day, we find ourselves interacting with students who clearly need our support in a variety of ways. Much of our professional development this year has focused on increasing our background knowledge in the areas of Culturally Responsive PBIS, Resilience Building, and Restorative Practices. As we shift our practices in how we interact with students who are struggling, sometimes it is helpful to unpack our beliefs about why students are behaving in a particular way.
Author and director of Sound Discipline, Jody McVittie, offers a different perspective. See this helpful grid to spur your thinking.