Cottonwood Elementary Using Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Teaching PAWS to Students

Apr 26, 2023

It's customary that students are taught the appropriate behaviors for each setting within our schools. We call this teaching PAWS which stands for: Positive Attitude, Accepting Responsibility, Work Hard and Show Respect behavior.

Our Cottonwood Elementary staff teaches PAWS Behavior not only for the classroom, but for the bathrooms, cafeteria, hallway, and the playground. When students are demonstrating PAWS behavior they are rewarded in many different ways. Sometimes they get PAW Bucks that they can use to purchase items from their grade level PAWS Store and/or they get to add to their classroom ‘paw’ for an activity that they have all voted on. Whatever the activity, is it is always a lot of fun for everyone involved.

Principal Michelle Siguenza says, "These classroom activities are the BEST, and my favorite is Lunch with the Principal."