What benefits have you experienced as a result of implementing PBIS and SEL at your school?
BA: There is no longer a 75% attrition rate at this school. Our teaching staff is much more stable than it had been. Students and parents are much more engaged with school and what is happening here. Finally, we haven’t had any suspensions or expulsions so far this year. I don’t want to speak in absolutes, because sometimes we are constrained by the Education Code, but I would like to take suspension “completely” off the table.
Students have used the QFT to develop science experiments, create their own research projects, begin research on a teacher-assigned topic, prepare to write an essay, analyze a word problem, think more deeply about a challenging reading assignment, prepare an interview, or simply get themselves “unstuck.”