School Environment Essay

1387 Words Nov 16th, 2013 6 Pages
Grand Canyon University: EDA: Educational Leadership in a Changing World

There are a lot of factors that affect schools. A few of those factors are: environmental and contextual issues. It is these two factors that influence or shape the school’s climate and community. It takes the collaboration of our administrators, school improvement team, teachers, parents, students and the community to bring the change and help needed to advance the vision of the school. A school is capable of fully functioning at a high level with all of the stakeholders help. Teachers and administrators are responsible for the environment in which they service the children in. Addressing the issues is a clear way of saying, I will have
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Students’ behavior often takes a significant toll on teacher’s job performance (Alter & Haydon, 2011). It is very important for a school to have a strict disciplinary plan to deal with the different levels of disrespect. Having a strict plan creates a strict procedure on how to deal with this type of negative behavior. Not only will this assist the administrators and teachers on how to discipline fairly on this matter, but it gives students a clear map of what’s going to happen, if they choose to be disrespectful. Many schools, including the one in which is described in this essay, have come up with a solution to follow Positive Behavioral Intervention Support (PBIS). PBIS is a systemic way to approach negative behavior in a positive way. It applies evidence based practices and strategies that helps with the increase of student achievements by way of their behavior. This support system seems to have worked well in many schools and given them all data based information to share with other schools and track their own success. Some schools have a reward program to reward those students following a positive behavior pattern. Raven Bucks are given to students in this middle school to provide the students an opportunity to make purchases for school materials based upon the raven dollars they have earned for positive behavior. The store is supplied by the Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA) and other members of

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