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Behavior Management & BIST

BIST Movements & Steps

    1. Verbal Warning
      • Student is told they are making a poor choice.
      • Given opportunity to correct their behavior.
    2. Safe Seat
      • Student did not correct behavior after warning.
      • Moved to Safe Seat in classroom as alternate seating to help better student’s behavior.
    3. Buddy Room
      • Student proved unsuccessful in Safe Seat and moved to Buddy Room in nearby/team teacher’s classroom.
      • Student must process with classroom teacher within 48 hours of BIST Movement before they may re-enter the classroom environment.
    4. Recovery Room 128
      • Student proved unsuccessful in Buddy Room and moved to Recovery Room (Room 128)
      • Student must process with classroom teacher within 48 hours of BIST Movement before they may re-enter the classroom environment.

4-Step Consequences

  1. Warning
    • Student is given verbal warning by teacher to correct problem behavior.
  2. Phone Call Home
    • Student is still struggling with problem behavior.
    • Phone call is made to parent/guardian.
  3. Detention
    • Student’s problem behavior has increased and is issued a detention to be served within 48 hours.
    • Teacher may call parent/guardians.
  4. Office Referral
    • Student’s problem behavior has further increased and is issued an office referral.
    • Administrative personnel may call parents/guardians.

Arrowhead Middle School Building Expectations

  1. Raise your hand for permission to speak.
  2. Stay in your seat unless given permission to move.
  3. Keep your head up and eyes open at all times.
  4. Keep your possessions and body parts to yourself.
  5. Follow all adult instructions immediately and completely.

“I Can” Statements

I can be okay even when others are not

I can be okay even when I am angry or upset

I can follow directions even when I don’t want to (or when it is hard to)