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Acknowledging Positive Behaviour

This week we celebrate the launch of the long awaited School-Wide Positive behaviour (SWPB) rewards shop. Students can exchange well earnt SWPB points for items such as treats, vouchers, fidgets and stationary as a reward for their positive behaviours.

Recognising students for following rules, demonstrating school values , following directions, participating, etc, is one of the most effective tools for managing, promoting, and correcting undesired behaviours and improving student engagement. Children respond far much better typically to positive reinforcement then negative. Numerous studies continue to support and validate this social dynamic.

Providing rewards and positive affirmations for the big and very small things students do correctly, when students are exhibiting appropriate behaviours, following rules, are on task, using materials properly, utilizing their time well, are organized and prepared, do something nice for another, pay attention, and as frequently as possible provides many benefits including:

  • increased respectful and positive behaviour.
  • increased time focused on instruction.
  • improved social-emotional wellbeing.
  • positive and respectful relationships among students and staff.

And most importantly positive rewards improved student engagement!!!

A very big thank you to our Student Amplify Leaders Emma O’Connor and Kristy Burrell for all their efforts.

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