Has anyone heard of or do you already use the PBS approach to discipline? This is the new program that we are to follow at my school this year. It wasn't explained very well to the staff (We only had a half hour introduction to it.) and I haven't researched it enough to really understand it, but the first thing that hit me was that it seems like we are suppose to reward the kids for doing what they should be doing anyway. It seems to have some good components to it, but I don't think a half hour introduction to this is anywhere near enough to fully understand nor implement it properly. The entire staff is stressed out about it. This was thrown at us with no real support backup or clear understanding.
Our school is multi-track year round, so must teachers started with their new class today. At least I have three more weeks. I'm going to work in my classroom tomorrow and Friday, but the first day is always chaos, so I decided to stay home today.