B.I.S.T. is a school-wide behavior management plan that increases student learning time, stops disruptive/hurtful behavior, and teaches skills that will lead to life success. Through B.I.S.T. teachers, administrators, parents and students learn techniques to effect positive change and create a healthy learning environment for all. 

GOALS FOR LIFE

  • I can make good choices even if I am mad.
  • I can be okay even if others are not okay.
  • I can do something even if I don’t want to (or even if it’s hard).

GRACE:

Giving 
Responsibility and  
Accountability to  
Children in 
Education 

ACCOUNTABILITY:

This means guiding each student to look at what challenges their behaviors can create in his or her life. There are five levels to Accountability:

  1. I did it.
  2. I’m sorry.
  3. It is part of a problem in my life.
  4. I accept consequences.
  5. I accept and need help.






               
   
BIST CONCEPTS

Safe Seat: A seat in the classroom away from other students to help the student regroup, process with the adult, and join the class.

Buddy Room: A seat in another teacher’s classroom to help a student regroup, complete a think sheet, and process with the adult so they may return to the classroom safe seat.

Recovery/Focus Room:  A place in the school where students can go to practice replacement skills, stop acting out, calm down, prepare an apology, and create a plan to make better choices for themselves.

Think Sheet: A tool that the student completes to help him/her take ownership of the problem, partner with adults, and create a plan to be successful.

Processing: Questions the adult asks the student so he/she may take ownership, practice skills, and create a plan to make better choices.

Target Behavior Sheet: A daily visual of goals the student is working on to help him/her problem solve.

Triage: Daily “check in” with an adult to practice replacement skills, assess emotions, establish focus about what it means to have a successful day, and formulate solutions if problems occur.

Class Meeting: Weekly meetings facilitated by the adult to help students solve problems, plan events and maintain a positive classroom community.

Goals for Life: Goals that we help students obtain so that they may have the life they want and deserve. 

Replacement Skills: Desired student behaviors that are practiced during triage so the student can be successful at school.