In a Chavez Learning Station PYRAMID MODEL classroom, you will see:
Classrooms organized into learning areas that are clearly labeled. This communicates the message to children that, “this is a place where you can do many things on your own and be independent.”
Cubbies/coat hooks for each child. This communicates the message to children that, “you belong here.”
Consistent daily routines and schedules. This communicates the message to children that, “this is a place you can trust.”
Tucker Turtle, the Pyramid Model “mascot,” in books and on posters, reminding children how to calm strong feelings, how to be a super friend, and how to be a problem-solver!
Rules and expectations for the classroom and other settings throughout our school. Expectations are posted throughout the building; and children, staff, and families uphold these standards of behavior.
Positive behavior being taught, modeled, practiced and reinforced throughout the day.
Classroom reinforcement systems. To reinforce positive behavior, children receive blocks with train stickers for following our school rules. Tickets are added to a class jar, and when the jar is full, the classroom gets to celebrate their positive behavior!