PB4L - in Class Behaviour Management

Cambridge Middle School is a PB4L school. PB4L is a Ministry of Education initiative where students are taught appropriate behaviour that will ultimately benefit their learning achievement. Clear processes are in place to support students to modify their behaviour.

PB4L is an evidence-based framework that looks at behaviour and learning from a whole school as well as an individual student perspective. It is a process for teaching social and behavioural skills and helps CMS to develop a positive, proactive, and systematic approach based on school data. It takes the approach that opportunities for learning and achievement increase if:

  • the school environment is positive and supportive
  • expectations are consistently clear
  • students are consistently taught expected behaviours
  • expected behaviours are consistently acknowledged
  • inappropriate behaviours are consistently responded to in a fair and equal way

What you will see at CMS

  1. School-Wide Expectations: Four positively stated universal behaviour expectations - HERO.
  2. Teaching Behaviour: Behaviour expectations are taught directly to students in classroom time. Lesson respond to need.
  3. Positive Reinforcement: Systems and practices to encourage positive behaviour, including high levels of positive reinforcement and positive teacher attention and feedback to strengthen those behaviours.
  4. Consistent Consequences Procedures in place to discourage inappropriate behaviour. These include the enforcement of predictable consequences consistently and fairly.
  5. Data-based Decision Making Discipline data will be systematically gathered, analysed and used to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of PB4L systems and practices.


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