Positive Behavior Intervention and Support at NTI
Tech Institute, like all New Tech schools, has a core focus of
Project-Based Learning in an atmosphere of Trust, Respect, and
Responsibility (TRR). We have few discipline issues at NTI because of
our focus and daily reminder of TRR.
Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) is a way of
managing school behavior and discipline that creates a positive,
nurturing school environment. Teachers teach students how they are
expected to behave within the school environment - in the classroom as
well as in the hallways, cafeteria, bus, and other areas. As students do
well, school staff acknowledge the behavior to encourage the behavior
to continue. We want to make sure students know our expectations ahead
of time to prevent behavior issues before they happen.
We use a level system at NTI. All students start on "charcoal" level,
which is named for one of our school colors. Students can earn
commendations for actions going above and beyond the normal
expectations, and they can earn Fish Cards for smaller acknowledgements.
Students with multiple commendations will have periodic acknowledgments
throughout the year.
Low-level referrals are for minor behavior incidents in the classroom
or elsewhere in the school. If a student accumulates five low-level
referrals, privilege limitations begin; however, a student can earn one
commendation to counteract one low-level referral.
For more information about PBIS in the EVSC, click here.