November 2021 Newsletter
Southern Regional Implementation Project
"SRIP, Together we can do so much!"
Using Behavior Specific Praise (BSP)
Researchers have studied the effects of praise for decades, repeatedly demonstrating positive effects of praise on a range of academic and behavioral outcomes, including increased student time on-task, decreased inappropriate behaviors, and reduced student tardiness.

The presenters in this recorded webinar have developed the BSP Observation Tool (BSP-OT) to assist teachers, coaches, and administrators in increasing their use of behavior-specific praise (BSP). Presenters will:
  • Briefly discuss the benefits of using BSP and the importance of delivering contingent and varied BSP, and
  • Provide opportunities to practice the BSP-OT.
Upcoming SRIP Events and Training
*All Training is FREE - Click Link below to Register*
November 8: 3:15 - 3:45 pm Coach Collaboration - Connect & Ask Questions REGISTER HERE

November 17: 3-4 pm PBIS Webinar - Staff Involvement REGISTER HERE

November 22: 3:15 - 3:45 pm PBIS Connect - PBIS & Trauma Informed Practices REGISTER HERE

December 8: 3-4 pm Coach Meeting - Data Analysis REGISTER HERE

December 14: 8:30 am - 11:30 am Tier II Intervention CICO and Class Pass REGISTER HERE

December 20: 3:15-3:45 pm PBIS Connect - Minimizing classroom distractions REGISTER HERE
Data Reminders
Want Assistance?

Do you want help with answering these questions?

Do you want SRIP to facilitate your TFI?

Do you want help with organizing your teams data calendar?

We are here to help you on your time, and at no cost!

Want Assistance? Please Contact: Liz Deen at 507-529-7531 or
Data Analyst - November To Do List:

  • Register for the upcoming PBIS Online Meeting about Data and Data Analysis on December 8 from 3-4 pm. This meeting will explore different types of data that your team can collect and analyze. We will take time to talk about the TFI and SAS - how they intersect and can inform your action planning. We will explore how you can lead your team to adopt a data based decision making framework to improve outcomes. Click Here to Register

  • Consider administering a school climate survey to answer the question, how does our implementation affect the people in our school? On PBIS Assessments, school climate surveys are FREE for schools and offer four different surveys to measure student, staff and family perceptions. Want to learn more? Click Here or reach out to your regional PBIS coordinator for more information.

Coaches Checklist
Coach November To Do List:

  • Continue to encourage school staff to teach and practice school-wide expectations AND provide feedback/acknowledgement's frequently to students and staff!

  • Think about how to communicate all your successes and things your are working on with all stakeholders (students, staff, parents, community).
November Coach Meeting
Date: November 8, 2021
Time: 3:15 - 3:45 pm
Location: Online

Join to collaborate, ask questions with SRIP coaches and any other coaches who join on PBIS topics of your choice. Bring your ideas and questions.
PBIS Webinar: Staff Involvement
Date: November 17, 2021
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm
This webinar will offer practical ideas to engage your staff in the PBIS work that you are doing while increasing staff buy - in and commitment to the work.
PBIS Connect - Interconnected Systems
from Rachel Cox Raverty, MSW, BSSW, LGSW
PBIS Connect: Interconnected Systems
Have you tried these calming strategies as individual or group breaks in classroom?

1.  Take 10 deep breaths.
2. Think happy thoughts.
3. Count to 10.
4. Squeeze a stress ball.
5. Do some exercises.
6. Get a drink of water.
7. Read a book.
8. Rock gently on a ball.
9. Relax on pillows.
10. Take a walk.
11. Listen to music.
12. Chew gum.
13. Go for a walk.
14. Draw a picture.
15. Write in a journal.
16. Give yourself a hug.
17. Play quietly.
Are you interested in learning more about supporting students through a trauma informed lens?

This meeting will explore PBIS and trauma informed
practices providing simple ideas to supporting youth
in your classroom.

Target Audience: Any PBIS team member interested in learning simple ideas to support students.

Date: November 22, 2021

Time: 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Location: Online


CEU’s: Teacher available
10 Strategies to Combat Stress in the Classroom
PBISApps | Teach By Design-10 Strategies to Combat...

Would you say you've been stressed over the last year and a half? Can you name a time in the last 18 months when you weren't stressed? How long did that last? In August 2020, the American Psychological Association (APA) surveyed 3,409 adults and...

Read more
Advanced Tier Training:
Interventions of Check In/Check Out and Class Pass
Date: December 14, 2021
Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Online
Trainer: Kevin Filter, Ph.D.
This training will provide an overview of two evidence based Tier II behavior interventions of Check In/Check Out and Class Pass. You will leave this training ready to implement in your school.
Questions? Please reach out to your Regional Coordinator listed below.
Southern Regional Implementation Project Contacts
Erin Toninato
Mankato Region
Hazel Ashbeck
Rochester Region
Elizabeth Deen
Marshall Region
Check Us Out...
*All PBIS training is done in Southern Minnesota and FREE to participants made possible by a grant from the MN Department of Education, Federal Award CFDA #84.027A Special Education– Grants to States, IDEA Part B-611