Navigating the Behavior Boost App

Panorama for Positive Behavior supports district leaders and school level educators in fostering positive behavior to improve school climate and equitable learning experiences for every student. 

As a teacher, use the Behavior Boost app to help you track and reflect on the impact of promoting positive behavior in your classroom. Use the app to set goals, track your use of behavior-specific praise, and log major and minor behavior incidents.

What's in this Article:

Let’s take a tour of Behavior Boost. We will walk through how you can engage and best use the mobile application in your classroom. 

 

We will touch upon the following aspects of the Behavior Boost app:

Logging into Behavior Boost

Login to Behavior Boost and learn about ways to encourage positive behaviors in your classroom. Use one of the following methods to access the Behavior Boost app:

  1. Scan a QR Code from the Desktop application: If you are an authorized user, you will be able to use your phone to scan a QR code from your desktop via the Teacher Dashboard page. From there you can download the app on your phone. The QR code will show up in the Goal tile of the teacher dashboard. 
  2. Download the app: type (behavior boost.panoramaed.com) in your browser on your mobile device, which will prompt you to download the app and login.

You will first first sign in using your Panorama login credentials (Figure 1.).

(Figure 1.)

On your first sign-in, you will be prompted to complete a brief onboarding survey (Figure 2). Here you will share information regarding your expertise with positive behavior practices, behavior challenges you may be facing, and how you are looking to improve student behaviors in your classroom.

(Figure 2.)

Based on your responses to the survey, Behavior Boost will recommend a goal for you such as choosing a specific student to focus on or providing a certain number of praises per day (Figure 3.). 

(Figure 3.)

If you have logged in before, you can expect to be taken directly to your “Behavior Diary” within the app (Figure 4.).

Your Behavior Diary: Monitoring Praises and Logging Behavioral Incidents

(Figure 4.)

The home screen automatically lands on the Behavior Diary tab, at the top, you will see Daily Metrics. This includes data such as Behavior Ratings, Praises, and Number of Incidents that you entered using the Behavior Boost app. Below you can find a breakdown of what the metrics represent:

  • Behavior Rating: The Behavior Rating reflects the impact of your use of behavior-specific praise and your students’ engagement.
  • Praises: Number of recorded praises you have given out of your daily praise goal. 
  • Incidents: The number of major and minor incidents you have logged within the span of the day.

Underneath your Daily Metrics you have the option on to “Add Praise” and/or “Report Incidents” (Figure 4). Teachers can self-monitor their use of behavior-specific praise by selecting “Add Praise” (Figure 5. ).

Adding Praise

You can add praise in two different ways: Add Final Praise Count or Add Live Praise.

(Figure 5.)

  • Add Final Praise Count: 

    • You can add the total number of praises you provided to each student after class period (Figure 6.). Select specific students to focus your behavior-specific praise on and provide a Behavior Rating on your students' engagement for the day (Figure 7.). You can either do this during class, or use a paper-based system while instructing, and enter in the app when you have time after class.

(Figure 6.)                                     (Figure 7.)

  • Add Live Praise: 
    • You can self-monitor your use of behavior-specific praise by adding the number of praises you provided to each student in the moment during class (Figure 8.). 

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Logging Behavior Incidents

To view video instructions with audio, watch the “Behavior Logging: Behavior Boost App” video below:

 

To log major and minor behavior incidents, you can tap “Report Incidents” (Figure 9.). From there, you can select from our pre-listed behavioral incident categories and fill in additional information, similar to the Behavior Logging portion of your desktop. (Figure 10.). Teachers can submit drafts of major incidents that can be completed later from their desktop.

(Figure 9.)                                                        (Figure 10.)

As you input praises and incidents within the app, your Behavior Diary will keep track of your records in real time (Figure 11.).

(Figure 11.)

My Stats

As a teacher, I can see my praise count, create new goals, and visualize specific student progress through the My Stats tab. Tapping the My Stats tab at the bottom of your screen, will upload graphs to help visualize your progress as well as the option to create a new praise goal. The My Stats tab will open with a view of your praise activity for the current month and a quick summary of your current praise goal (Figure 12.). 

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Scrolling down, you can select a student from the drop down and view your student’s growth and progress. Any student who you have created praise goals for, will be available to select in the dropdown . You can review each of your students' praise count and behavior performance overtime (Figure 13.). Scrolling further down, you will see a graph of the most recent incidents you have logged for the selected student. (Figure 14.)

(Figure 13.)                                                                  (Figure 14.)

My Goals

The My Goals tab will provide a summary of your current, past goals, as well as the option to create new goals. Creating a new goal, will prompt you to take a short questionnaire to help recommend behavior-specific praise goals, similar to the new user survey (Figure 15.). 

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 Note: Once you create a new goal, you won't be able to add any praise sessions onto your current goal. We recommend you end your current goal and start a new one.