Apparently I am not the only parent driven to blogging by the use of the PBIS rewards program on our kids. I wish these parents the best, and would love to hear their thoughts as they push back against the assumption that our kids are best understood as objects to be manipulated rather than as human beings to be respected and engaged with.
I continue to believe that something like PBIS would never be initiated in a school system in which parents were the primary decisionmakers. Unfortunately, it seems like we are less and less in such a world (as I discussed here).
Here is as good a place as any for a compilation of previous posts on the topic of PBIS:
Behavioral, yes. Positive and supporting? Maybe not.
Evidence and values
What’s good for General Motors . . .
Alfie Kohn on our red tickets
The risks of rewards
Caution: Experts at work (continued)
And, since we’re on the subject of what an impoverished conception of our kids PBIS embodies, one more:
Quote for the day
..How can I comment?