Schoolwide Behavior PlanAt Mississippi, we have a Schoolwide Behavior Plan. All students, parents, teachers, and the principal sign this policy at the start of each school year. View the full Schoolwide Behavior Plan.
Mississippi's School RulesAs part of the schoolwide plan, we have five rules that are taught, modeled, and expected buildingwide:
- Be respectful
- Be cooperative
- Be responsible
- Show integrity
- Appreciate diversity
When the Group Comes FirstAdults in a school must balance the needs of the individual with the needs of the group. The following strategies may be used at times when the group needs to come first, when a student is hindering the learning of the group:
- Partial removal from the group.
- The student is separated from the group but continues to mentally participate, observe the learning, and observe appropriate peer behavior which allows him/her a chance to recover.
- Reflection Break:
- Separation from the group (mentally and physically) in a space that is designated for formal reflection. This area is clearly marked. This allows the teacher an opportunity to reform the group while providing the student a chance to reflect and recover.
- The student fills out some form of written reflection (Stop and Think sheet) and returns to the group when they are ready. This reflection time is as much for the individual as it is for the good of the group.
- Buddy Room Reflection Break:
- Separation from the group in a different environment (another teacher’s classroom) allows the teacher an opportunity to reform the group while providing the student a chance to reflect and recover when the child is unable to do so in the classroom without preventing the learning of the rest of the class.
- This reflection time is as much for the individual as it is for the good of the group.
Our goal is to keep students as functioning members of the group so the focus stays on learning.