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Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL)

PBL and Drummond Memorial Public School

The 5 Keys to Success and Happiness

The Core Purpose of PBL is to develop in young people the essential Social and Emotional Skills including:

  1. Confidence
  2. Persistence
  3. Organisation
  4. Getting Along
  5. Resilience

Central to the development of these 5 Key foundations is instilling in young people 

12 habits of the mind, including:

  1. Accepting myself
  2. Taking risks
  3. Being Independent
  4. I Can Do It
  5. Giving effort
  6. Working Tough
  7. Setting goals
  8. Planning my time
  9. Being tolerant of others
  10. Thinking first
  11. Playing by the rules
  12. Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility includes the values of caring, doing your best, freedom, honesty, integrity, respect, responsibility, understanding, tolerance and inclusion.

The core purpose is to eliminate the social and emotional difficulties and disabilities ("Blockers") that constitute barriers to young peoples' learning and wellbeing: Including

  • Feeling very worried
  • Feeling very down
  • Procrastination
  • Not paying attention or disturbing others and
  • Feeling very angry or misbehaving
  • PBL is deliberate in restructuring negative habits of the mind that give rise to these blockers and in the explicit teaching of alternative positive habits of the mind. This approach includes positive, caing relationships with young people.