Students at Butterfield Canyon Elementary are very well behaved and seek to behave in ways that demonstrate that they value Respect, Responsibility, and Safety (The BIG 3).
We explicitly teach what these values look like in each area of the school to students (i.e. what does respect look like in the office, what does safety look like on the playground). You can view a printable version of what we call the Big 3 Matrix which details behavior expectations in each area of the school.
Students are expected to follow the behavior expectations detailed in the matrix. Reminder signs are posted at various locations throughout the building to serve as a reminder of what the BIG 3 looks like in that particular area. The Big 3, become the "Why" behind other specific rules.
Students who demonstrate the BIG 3 are being good examples to their peers. Leaders are examples. So students caught being leaders are positively reinforced by the intrinsic benefits, verbal praise, and may receive a "Caught Being a Leader" ticket. They will be able to turn that into the office for a small prize along with a chance to win an activity with the principal, by getting their name on one of the 200 slots on the "Principal's 200 Club" board.