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Carthage Behavior Model

Carthage Behavior Model - Overview

The Carthage Behavior Model is the broad heading for all behavioral expectiations and instruction that takes place in Carthage.   The expectations start with the Tiger Traits, which are common between all schools in Carthage.  We expect all Carthage Tigers (staff, students, parents, etc) to be RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE, HONEST, and SAFE.

BIST: Behavior Intervention Support Team

The Behavior Intervention Support Team (BIST) is a structure for supporting students as they learn to manage their emotions and social behaviors.

BIST focuses on three overarching life goals.

  • I can take good care of myself even if I am mad or overwhelmed by emotion.
  • I can be productive and follow directions even if I don’t want too.
  • I can be okay, even when others are not okay

A foundational belief of BIST is that students are accountable for the wellbeing of their community. 

If their actions become hurtful or disruptive, we may need to - 

  1. Ask the student to move to the SAFE SEAT.
  2. Ask the student to move to the BUDDY ROOM.
  3. Ask the student to move to EXTRA SUPPORT setting, such as the office.

Teachers clearly communicate expectations with the student throughout the BIST process.

BIST is a process of offering GRACE and ACCOUNTABILITY when students need our help in reaching the goals for life.

YOU are part of our TEAM!

If your child is having problems meeting these goals at school we will contact you.

You can help your child learn these life skills by:

  • Helping them take ownership of their behavior
  • Helping them accept consequences for their actions
  • Helping them make a plan to fix the problem