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Behavior Management

Community Bicycle Center's Behavior Management Plan

Behavioral Guiding Principles:

  • Right to be Respected
  • Right to be Safe
  • Right to Learn
  • Obligation to be Caring
  • Obligation to be Honest
  • Obligation to be Responsible

Every person involved in the Community Bicycle Center will be guided by these rights and obligations. All behavior management decisions will be based on these rights and obligations. The CBC believes in focusing on the behaviors that we want to live by rather than developing rules based on behaviors we do not want to see, hear, or experience. Focusing on what we want will extinguish what we do not want. We teach respectful, safe, and learning behaviors within the context of mentor-protégé relationships and the bike shop environment.

Aspects of the Right to be Respected

  • Calling in if you will be absent or late.
  • “Listening to understand” others thoughts and ideas.
  • Admitting your mistakes. They are necessary for learning.
  • Thanking others for helping you.
  • Asking permission before interrupting a conversation.
  • Using only the spaces, tools, and parts we have been granted permission to use.
  • Remaining aware of each person’s physical space and work space.

Aspects of the Right to be Safe

  • Asking and learning how to use tools safely.
  • Wearing safety gear appropriate for the job.
  • Telling each other when you notice something unsafe.
  • Keeping your work area clean and organized.
  • Taking a break when you are feeling frustrated or angry.
  • Letting a mentor know when you are hurt or injured.

Aspects of the Right to Learn

  • Keeping your mind and body healthy – eat food, drink water, get sleep.
  • Learning what teaching style best addresses your learning style.
  • Letting others learn for themselves unless they ask for help.
  • Challenging yourself to figure out problems before asking for help.

Progressive Behavior Management Plan

Level 1:

Reminder (a.k.a. warning) of specific right (a.k.a. rule) violated and the expected behavior.

Level 2:

Second Reminder of specific right violated, the expected behavior, and Level Three.

Level 3:

Time Away (a.k.a. Time Out) – Purpose of Time Away is for child to be removed from stimulation, calm down, and regroup to successfully re-integrate into the group. Time Away occurs in a specified location for five minutes. Child returns to the group after processing/reflection session with program Director or Lead Mentor. Time Away Form or structure must be completed with child which includes three questions: What happened as if we replayed a video tape of the events before and during the specific right violation? What was the issue for you that contributed to your right violation? What do you need to do to return to working in the shop to in a safe, respectful, and learning manner? Remind and describe to them the Level Four consequences.

Level 4:

Removal (a.k.a. suspended) from the session – The child is taken with the Program Director or Lead Mentor to the office. Parents/Guardian is called to pick up the child. A meeting is scheduled with the child to develop a behavioral contract prior to returning to the program for another session. The behavioral contact outlines the specific behaviors expected, methods of succeeding, and consequences for the initial violation.

Level 5:

Terminated from the program – This step occurs if the behavioral contract is not satisfied. The child can re-apply for a future program.

The Absolute, 100% No’s

  • No Smoking
  • No Drugs/Alcohol
  • No Hitting – No Violence – No Abusive Anger – No Threats
  • No Knives – No Weapons
  • No Stealing

Any child that engages in any of the Absolute, 100% No’s proceeds immediately to Level 4 or 5 on the Progressive Behavior Management Plan.