Why Automated PBIS is the Way to Go
By Ava Imfeld
As a teacher who has experienced both manual and automated PBIS implementation, I can confidently say that switching to CritterCoin has been a game-changer for our school. For years, we relied on forms and Excel sheets to manually track house and reward points for our students. While it was somewhat effective, it was always out-of-date and painfully time-consuming. It required A LOT of EFFORT from teachers to maintain.
However, last year we made the switch to CritterCoin and immediately saw the benefits. Here are some of the ways in which it has improved our PBIS implementation:
- Time Savings: With CritterCoin's automated system, teachers no longer have to spend hours manually tracking and calculating points. This has allowed us to focus on more important aspects of teaching and engaging with our students.
- Immediate Feedback: With CritterCoin, students receive instant feedback on their behavior and actions, which has helped to reinforce positive behaviors and address negative ones in a timely manner. This has resulted in better student engagement and a more positive learning environment.
- Effortless: The ease of use and implementation of CritterCoin has made it effortless for teachers to manage and track student behavior. With just a few clicks, teachers can issue coins, assign quests, and track student progress, making it a breeze to stay on top of PBIS implementation.
But the benefits of CritterCoin don't stop there. Here are some of the premium features that are exclusively available in CritterCoin, at our school we are fortunate to have them all!
- Houses Display: Real-time houses scoreboard display that shows student points and rewards in the cafeteria and a couple of hallways, motivating students to earn more coins.
- Parent Access: Allows parents to view their child's achievements and receive yes or no questions from teachers, further engaging them in their child's learning.
- Quests: A flexible way to automate PBIS processes by creating workflows that can be assigned to specific students, making it easy to manage specific behavioral issues or reward flows.
- Scannables: A unique feature that allows teachers to create QR codes that, when scanned by students, award predetermined coins for specific actions.
- Data Insights: Gives the school admins real-time reports in key PBIS metrics. Our school casts summaries of the data to a screen in our teacher's lounge!
Switching to CritterCoin has been one of the best decisions we have made for our school's PBIS implementation. It has saved us time, effort, and provided immediate feedback to students, resulting in better engagement and a more positive learning environment. So if you are still manually tracking PBIS implementation or using a limited platform like ClassDojo, I highly recommend making the switch to CritterCoin.