accountability BIST BIST concepts BIST Philosophy Classroom management discipline Early Intervention Goals for Life Happy Thoughts incentives Life Change Life Impact office referrals Outlasting Prevention proactive processing recognition Replacement Skills restrictions Review Rewards Structure student achievement Student support triage Triage as a gateway to positive thinking
Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. --Earl Nightingale
Ahh, time. These days, we certainly don t feel like there is enough of it or that time is an ally. However, we know logically that when we give adults and students time there is a positive outcome. As a BIST Vision Team or Leadership Team, evaluate your building by answering YES or NO on the following to plan for August:
"Happy thoughts and positive thinking, in general, support brain growth, as well as the generation and reinforcement of new synapses, especially in your prefrontal cortex (PFC), which serves as the integration center of all of your brain-mind functions." --Psychology Today
“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.”—Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Both rewards and punishments, says Punished by Rewards author Alfie Kohn, are ways of manipulating behavior that destroy the potential for real learning. Instead, he advocates providing an engaging curriculum and a caring atmosphere "so kids can act on their natural desire to find out."
Educational Leadership, Volume 53 Number 1 September 1995
“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.”
Research indicates that teachers' actions in their classrooms have twice as much impact on student achievement as assessment policies, community involvement, or staff collegiality; and a large part of teachers' actions involves the management of the classroom (Marzano, 2003; Marzano & Marzano, 2003).