You don’t have to convince educators of the importance of positive behavior. Study after study has shown that when you encourage positive behavior supports (PBS) in school, you get positive results. For instance, a study in the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions studied more than 100 elementary schools from 2002 to 2006. They found that you’ll get improved social skills, decreased behavior problems and even higher test scores through a PBS-type program.
“This is the foundation of building the kind of culture I want in my classroom,” says Jodi Bisson, a second grade teacher in Maine. “I find that when you focus more on the positive behavior, then students will almost always conform to what is expected.”
While there’s a big emphasis placed on positive behavior at the start of every school year, it’s important to encourage it year-round. One of the easiest ways to do this is through posters. They are colorful, inspirational and a constant reminder to students to do the right thing, whether it’s on the playground, in the cafeteria, in sports or in the classroom. Take a look at our favorite posters from the Lifetouch PrintShop. Hopefully they’ll inspire the students in your classroom and school.
Because you need a way to get Aretha Franklin’s message out there, but none of your students know who she is.
2. The Power of Acronyms
Because whether we like to admit it or not, acronyms work.
3. The Three Rs
Because so many schools focus on the three Rs, and this poster is concise and to the point.
4. Earning an A
Because there are lots of ways students should be able to earn an A.
5. Health Basics
Because this is a good message for staff and students. Have you had your eight glasses of water today?
6. Journey to College
Because it’s never too early to promote going to college.
7. Do the Right Thing
Because this message is so important to everything kids do.
8. Social Media Reminder
Because this is the day and age that we live in—anything could go viral.
9. Rules for School
Because this poster is simple and completely covers the basics.
10. Recess Poster
Because now you have an extra excuse to use the laminator—outdoor poster!
11. Hashtag Poster
Because this is the kind of hashtag you want to promote!
12. Anti-Bullying Pledge
Because this is one of the best reasons to make a pledge!
13. Good Habits
Because we need to be reminded of these again and again and again.
14. All in the Attitude
Because you can never, ever state this one enough.
15. Keep Reading
Because you can never encourage reading enough!