PBIS is an evidence-based, multi-tiered approach to addressing the social, emotional, and behavioral support of our students within the classroom and the entire school. The approach has been shown to improve students’ academic, social, and emotional outcomes. At Columbus Torah Academy, we believe in a positive approach to setting school-wide expectations. This means that we believe in catching students doing the right thing inside and outside of the classroom. Our school-wide expectations center around the 4 Middot–Honesty, Patience, Respect, and Friendship. Our teachers and student leaders model the ways these expectations are demonstrated in common locations such as the lunchroom, playground, classroom, Shul, and hallways. We believe that students learn by practicing and coaching. In addition, we reward our students by doing the right thing through classwide incentives such as lunch with the principal, scooter races, and special art or gym class to name a few examples.
PBIS is critical to our school. Therefore, we have a PBIS coordinator whose role it is to meet one on one or in small groups with students to support their social-emotional needs through role-playing our Middot program. In addition, the PBIS coordinator works with teachers to create lesson plans to explicitly teach the Middot through a read aloud, role play, or hands-on activities.
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TZEDAKAH It has been a time-honored Jewish tradition to give tzedakah in recognition of important events. Todah Rabah to the following for their donations with tributes (since 4/1/2021 through 9/30/2020): To the Annual Fund Kathe Turiel in memory of parents Bert and...
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MAZAL TOV TO: Rabbi Michoel and Shira Alt on the birth of a daughter Rabbi Levi and Aviva Andrusier on the Bat Mitzvah of their daughter Chana’le Dr. Benjamin and Rachel Metz on the Bar Mitzvah of their son Yona Rabbi Shlomo & Liba Eisenberg on the birth of a son...
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