Thursday, January 21, 2016

PBIS - Own Your Actions

Our school theme 2nd quarter was "Own Your Actions."  Here are some tips and quotes to help foster accepting responsibility for one's actions: 

Moving From Excuses to Responsibility

1. Respond Calmly - creating an environment where mistakes are okay is healthy and will promote honesty.

2. Encourage Personal Responsibility - teach the difference between an explanation, which accepts responsibility and an excuse, which tends to blame. 

3. Teach Problem Solving Skills - help reflect on the various choices that one has in the moment.

4. Emphasize Learning from Mistakes - acknowledge honesty, connect their errors to different outcomes so they learn from this experience. 

5. Model - give examples of how you have learned from your mistakes and share the difficulties and benefits of accepting responsibility for your own actions. 

6. Apologizehttp://squareheadteachers.com/2013/07/29/3-steps-to-apologize-free-poster/. Please insert 3steps to an apology free poster/ picture from this website at the end.