SHINE is SPA'S Postive Behavior Program (PBP), which is an integral part of our School Culture.
Frequently, the question is asked, “Why should we have to teach kids to be good? They already know what they are supposed to do. Why can we not just expect good behavior?”
In the past, school-wide discipline has focused mainly on reacting to specific student misbehavior by implementing punishment-based strategies including reprimands, loss of privileges, office referrals, suspensions, and expulsions.
Research has shown that the implementation of punishment, especially when it is used inconsistently and in the absence of other positive strategies, is ineffective. Introducing, modeling, and reinforcing positive social behavior is an important step of a student’s educational experience. Teaching behavioral expectations and rewarding students for following them is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehavior to occur before responding.
The purpose of school-wide PBP is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm. How will this work at SPA? The goal of SPA’s Positive Behavior Program is that our Stars will SHINE at SPA and in our community!
READ MORE ABOUT SHINE AND PBP IN OUR FAMILY HANDBOOK (P.19)