In an effort to communicate more information regarding school-wide behavior expectations at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School and offer some helpful tips regarding how to support your children with social emotional learning, please refer to the information below:
Thurgood Marshall School-Wide Behavior Expectations and Restorative Practices:
Marshall Elementary School is a Leader in Me School and also holds the tenets of Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS). We utilize a Restorative Approach to conflict management which includes the use of school-wide behavior management that recognizes the needs of individual students while fostering a participatory and cooperative community. The goal of these interactions are to restore the relationship and to help students exemplifying challenging behaviors are to own the problem and be able to recognize, self-manage, and provide empathy towards others.
At Marshall, Together we Lead, Together we Achieve.
- Leader in Me schools believe in modeling leadership and positive self-advocacy skill sets as part of the school day. The social-emotional learning program and the 7 Habits of Highly Successful People includes: Habit 1: Be proactive, you are in charge of you, Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind. (Knowing what you want to achieve before you do it.), Habit 3: Put first things first (Prioritize and decide on important responsibility to achieve first), Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Together, we can achieve.), Habit 5: Seek First to understand and then to be understood., Habit 6: Synergize, team work is best! I can see the strength in others, Habit 7: Balance feels best; I take care of myself to be healthy, Habit 8: I use my skills to inspire others.
- PBIS is a proactive approach to school-wide behavior management. The main focus is creating a positive social and learning environment through teams. The PBIS team analyzes behavior patterns and creates a restorative system to support safe and positive student behavior choices. This approach is in partnership with families and the community.
- As a school, we emphasize the Tier I (school-wide) expectations based on Marshall’s L.E.A.D. school values: (L-Leadership, E-Excellence, A-Accountability, D-Diversity) behavior expectations, which includes demonstrating the following and recognizing the following:
L: I am a Leader (Habit 1: Be proactive; Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind)
E: I synergize and Team up with Others (Habit 4: Think Win-Win; Habit 6: Synergize & Team up)
A: I am Responsible (Habit 3: I put first things first; Habit 7: I take care of myself and others.)
D: I am Respectful (Habit 1: Be proactive; Habit 5: Seek first to understand; Habit 7)
At Marshall, we are committed to:
M—Making students feel safe
A—Always striving to create relationships
H—Having opportunities for movement
L—Leader in Me