BIST (Behavior Intervention Support Team)

B.I.S.T. is our school-wide behavior management plan that increases student learning time, stops disruptive/hurtful behavior and teaches skills that will lead to life success.

B.I.S.T. helps students work on these life goals:

  •  I can take good care of myself, even if I am mad.
  •  I can be productive and follow directions even if I don’t want to (I can let the adult be in charge).
  •  I can be okay when others are not okay.

Scott staff partner with each child to develop skills to reach these goals.
The three basic rules of B.I.S.T. are:

  •  It is never okay to be disruptive!
  •  It is never okay to be hurtful!
  •  It is never okay to be disrespectful!

A designated seat in the student’s regular classroom intended to provide a safe place where the disruptive, hurtful, or disrespectful behavior can stop. The student is not in trouble. The safe seat provides a place to keep the student out of trouble. A student can place him/herself in the safe seat as well as being assigned by an adult.
A safe seat in another classroom used when a student needs an alternative safe seat for a variety of reasons. Typically, this occurs when a student is not being successful in the classroom safe seat. “Not being successful” means the student is continuing to be disruptive, disrespectful or hurtful.
A discussion between the adult and student used to develop a plan for the student to be accountable for and change disruptive/hurtful/disrespectful behavior. This is required between the teacher and student when the student has been placed in the Buddy Room. This process occurs before the student is allowed to return to the class.