Elementary School Example of a Lesson Plan
Step 1: Identify the expectation
Step 2: Provide a rationale for teaching the expectation
It is important for us to be respectful of each other because we all have a right to feel heard and valued. While we are each individuals, together we are one school and being respectful to each other will create a safe, open, and collaborative school.
Step 3: Define a range of examples
- The teacher is explaining the next activity to the class, you show respect by listening quietly. Your hands are in your lap and your eyes are on the teacher.
- During recess a student who you don’t usually play with asks to join your basketball game. You show respect by letting them join the game.
- During library, the Librarian asks you to come to the circle for a story, you stay on the computer looking at animal pictures. (How could you show respect in the library?)
- In the cafeteria, you cut in front of other students to get through the line sooner. (How could you show respect in the cafeteria?)
Step 4: Describe activities for practice of expectation
- Have students draw pictures of being respectful when they are with their family, with their classmates/friends, and within the environment.
- Have students write a short story about a time when someone treated them with respect.
Step 5: List methods to prompt/remind expectation
- Post the expectations in the classroom where everyone can see them.
- Precorrect students before difficult times (e.g., transitions, cafeteria, recess, library, small group activities) to behave respectfully.
Step 6: Describe how you will assess student progress
- Have the students color in a bar graph for every “PBIS ticket” their class gets. When the bar is full they get a reward (e.g., class party, no homework for a day, extra recess…).
- Have the teacher track minor behavior slips and major office referrals for the class.