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Secondary School Example of a Lesson Plan

Secondary School Example of a Lesson Plan

Step 1: Identify the expectation

Have Integrity


Step 2: Provide a rationale for teaching the expectation

It is important for us to have integrity because it shows we are honesty and trustworthy. We want to be trusted when we say something and when we complete our work, and we want to trust others. We are able to feel safer emotionally and physically if we have integrity. 


Step 3: Define a range of examples


  1. While working on a project, you cite references and don't copy what the reference says directly. You demonstrate integrity by creating your project instead of copying/plagiarizing it.  
  2. During transition time, you accidentally bump another student, causing that student to drop their books. A teacher hears the commotion and asks what happened? You show integrity by explaining you bumped the other person on accident and you help pick up the books. 


  1. During computer time, you are checking Facebook and searching the latest jeans to buy, instead of working on your assignment. (How can you show integrity in the computer lab?)
  2. In the cafeteria, you cut in front of other students to get through the line sooner. (How could you show integrity in the cafeteria?)
  3. You hear a rumor about another student and then text your friends to share the rumor. (How can you show integrity with your peers?)

Step 4: Describe activities for practice of expectation

  • The students will create a poem/song/rap about integrity. They can work in groups of 3-5.
  • Have students write a letter community locations about how they can show integrity in the stores/shops/parks within the community. 

Step 5: List methods to prompt/remind expectation

  • Post the expectations in the classroom where everyone can see them.
  • Have student verbally share the expectations before they are released for the next class or activity.  

Step 6: Describe how you will assess student progress

  • Have the students track the number of PBIS tickets they earn in their planners. Display the weekly or quarterly totals in the classroom. Use a public display to track students use of the expectations. Discuss and compare with grade-level/department teams.
  • Have teachers track major referrals to check the extent to which students are progressing with displaying the expectations.