At KVC Wheatland, we work hard to create a positive environment for all children, families and staff. A huge part of succeeding at that is the language we use with each other. Through our Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) system, we focus on being Respectful, Responsible and Safe in all situations.
One tool that we used for this is our behavior matrix (see below). The behavior matrix can be used anywhere – at the workplace, at school, at home and in the community. Take a look at our example of the behavior matrix and notice we set expectations, but we do it in a positive manner.
Remember: by thinking positive, we start to talk positive, and that in turn helps everyone feel positive!