Our vision for Positive Behavior Social Emotional Support (PBSES) is to promote respect, positive relationships, and predictable, proactive learning environments so that students can lead socially and emotionally safe and healthy lives.
Name: Megan Ames
Phone: (425) 837-7534
Room Number: 215
The PBSES Coach trains, coaches, and consults with teachers and staff to recommend appropriate classroom interventions for students with behavior concerns, provides crisis intervention, and provides tools for adults to interact appropriately with social-emotional challenges.- Facilitator: Getting to know staff and promoting understanding of PBSES - Training and Coaching: Working directly with staff to implement interventions- Whole school PD: Informing staff about evidence-based practices of PBIS, SEL, Positive relationships and Proactive Classroom Management- Data collection: Establishing a data system to monitor progress and aid in decision making, including the teacher’s belief survey and the student’s universal screener- PBSES team: Establish commitment and maintain a team that creates/evaluates the school-wide behavior expectations, using data-based decision making, and problem solving process to work within the multiple tiers of support- Additional assignments: webpage, parent workshops, resource management, community outreach
Making Connections During School Closure:
Some of us are at Step 1 and 2 while others are venturing to Step 3: Connection. Read more here about Addressing Maslows Hierarchy of Needs During A Pandemic/
Ideas for making those important social connections:
How to Help Kids Connect with Friends During Social Distancing
Messaging Apps: (used with adult supervision): Zoom, Facebook Messenger Kids, Marco Polo, Skype.
Netflix Party: Allows users to watch the same video at the same time and chat https://www.netflixparty.com/
Online Card Games: Play games with friends online. You create a room and invite friends to join. Play any game with a 52 card deck or choose from checkers, GoFish, match-up, or Crazy Eights. http://playingcards.io/
The Rocket Way can be shown at home during distance learning, just like it is at school! See below for how to show the Rocket Way at Home.
Week of April 13, 2020: Spring Break
Week of April 6, 2020
Compassion is key, so this week let's take a breath and remember to have compassion for both ourselves and others. Listen to this great podcast from Brene Brown to hear more:
Brene Brown: Comparative Suffering
Harvard Business Review: What You're Feeling is Grief
Week of March 30, 2020
This week we are still finding our groove. Parents and teachers are setting up routines, finding structures that work for them (and figuring out what doesn't work). This week's theme is self-care, as the saying goes, please put on your oxygen mask before helping others. Adults need to prioritize themselves during this time and ensure they are recognizing what they are feeling. Here are some ideas for self-care:
Child Mind: Self Care in the Time of Coronavirus
Care for Your Coronavirus Anxiety
Week of March 23, 2020
As we navigate through uncharted territory, I will be sharing links and resources for families and educators related to PBIS and SEL. If there is something specific you have questions about or would like resources for, please do not hesitate to reach out. My contact info is to the right of the screen.
- Please see the link below from the makers of Second Step (our social emotional learning curriculum) for many resources and supports you can use at home to promote SEL:
COVID 19 Support from Second Step
- Knowing what to expect can help children feel safe in a time of uncertainty. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has resources for creating and sustaining structure at home:
CDC Resources for Routines
What is PBSES?
Upcoming Events: ParentWiser
Second Step Website
Second Step Recommended Book List for Parents
Parent Access Codes:
Kindergarten- SSPK FAMI LY70
1st Grade- SSP1 FAMI LY71
2nd Grade- SSP2 FAMI LY72
3rd Grade- SSP3 FAMI LY73
4th Grade- SSP4 FAMI LY74
5th Grade- SSP5 FAMI LY75