I recently tweeted out seven reasons why educators should join Charlie Coleman and I in Seattle (http://www.solution-tree.com/authors/tom-hierck/pyramid-behavior-intervention-wsf481.html) as we facilitate two days on our book. It’s been a very positive outcome for others who have participated and we believe the work is the stuff schools ought to invest time in. Here are the seven reasons (aligned with the 7 Keys):
Reason #1 Common Expectations will be achieved + you’ll create a matrix that describes and defines what you value most at your school.
Reason #2 We’ll create positive outcomes that all staff can deliver, model, and explain and all students learn. ALL means ALL!
Reason #3 Positive Reinforcement (4:1) that is authentic + meaningful (personalized) is the goal. EVERY student deserves our respect.
Reason #4 Support strategies will be developed and implemented that allow specialists to max their impact and kids to max their learning.
Reason #5 Collaboration is King! We are infinitely smarter together than we can hope to be individually. Teamwork trumps solo effort.
Reason #6 Data – a good word when used for the right reasons. Should inform our instruction and student learning. The conversation is key.
Reason #7 School-wide approach drives how “we do things around here”. What’s your rally cry? How is your school defined?