• The BIST Model
    (Behavior Intervention Support Team) 

    Providing what students need:
    Early Intervention (When)
    It's never okay to be disruptive.
    It's never okay to be hurtful.

    A commitment by adults to this standard- A student will be asked one time per activity to stop a behavior that is disruptive or hurtful. Adults will intervene quickly if a student cannot meet this standard.

    Caring Confrontation (How)
    "I see…(disruptive behavior)"
    "Can you…(desired behavior)"
    "Even though…(student's feeling)"
    Caring confrontation is a language of partnership when intervening with a student's disruptive or hurtful behavior.

    Protective Plan (What)
    Teaching and practicing the Goals For Life through written strategies that provide support and accountability for the student to help him/her manage their behavior and be successful..

    Outlasting the Acting Out
    Providing relationship, support and accountability when a student is struggling to maintain the standard and meet his/her Goal For Life.
    BIST Concepts 
    Safe Seat
    A seat in the classroom away from other students
    Buddy Room
    A seat in another teacher's classroom to help a student regroup so they may return to the safe seat. 
    Recovery/Focus Room
    A place where students can go to stop acting out, calm down, prepare an apology and create a plan to be successful.
    Think Sheet
    A tool that the student completes to help him/her take ownership of the problem and create a plan to be successful.
    Questions that the adult asks the student so he/she may take ownership, practice skills and make a plan to be successful.
    Target Behavior Sheet
    A daily visual of goals the student is working on to make life changes.
    Daily "check in" with an adult to assess emotions, establish focus about what it means to have a good day and formulate solutions if problems occur.
    Class Meeting
    Weekly meetings facilitated by the adult to help students solve problems, plan events and maintain a positive classroom community.

    Goals for Life
    I can be productive and follow directions even if I am mad.
    I can be productive and follow directions even if others are not okay.
    I can be productive and follow directions even if I don't want to.

    The purpose of the BIST Model is to partner with students when they are struggling and help them be accountable for their actions to make changes in their life.

    BIST is designed to teach and protect students, via GRACE and ACCOUNTABILITY so that students can demonstrate the Goals For Life and make good choices.

    We accept:
    Your problems
    Your pain
    Your needs

    Guiding students to look at what problems the behaviors create in the student's life.
    There are five levels to Accountability:

    I did it
    I'm sorry
    It's part of a problem in my life
    I accept consequences
    I accept and need help