RHINELANDER - Time-outs, grounding and no TV. If you're a parent, you know punishments like these don't always work.
The Rhinelander School District knows that too.
That's why they're focusing on praising positive behavior instead of punishing the negative.
At Crescent School, students did a matrix walk through classrooms.
It was meant to teach them behavior expectations.
It's called Positive Behavior Intervention and Support.
Kindergarten teacher Mandy Olson loves everything about it because the kids know exactly what's expected.
"I just wanted to add that it allows every student to feel successful and feel ownership about their school so that they can feel responsible and do their best at school, academically and behaviorally positive." said Olson.
Scott Wallace is the External Coach for the Rhinelander School District. He believes PBIS gives the students the opportunity to display what they can do in an educational environment.
"How do we expect our children to behave if we haven't shown, taught and retaught them the expectation in the authentic environment which they're expected to display that behavior." said Wallace.
To learn more about positive behavior reinforcement, you can go to Crescent's "Back to School Night" on February 7th.
MADISON - An aide to a Wisconsin lawmaker says Gov. Scott Walker intends to sign a bill that would put outside agencies in charge of investigating officer-involved deaths.
Craig Trost, an aide to Rep. Chris Taylor, says in an email that Walker's office notified Taylor's office that he plans to sign the bill Wednesday.
Taylor, a Madison Democrat, and Rep. Garey Bies, R-Sister Bay, developed the legislation in response to three high-profile deaths in the last 10 years. None of those incidents resulted in criminal charges.
Supporters say the new requirements will counter claims that police protect their own from consequences of using deadly force. But police observers say the bill could create conflict and confusion for Wisconsin agencies that have traditionally done the investigations themselves.
The bill passed the Legislature earlier this year.
Cooking for people with multiple, chronic health conditions
MINOCQUA - For people struggling with chronic conditions like diabetes or heart disease, cooking can be a challenge.
But being careful with how you cook doesn't mean your meal has to be bland.
One dietician teaches the "Cooking for Multiple Diseases" class at Nicolet College in Minocqua.
People taking her class need help finding the best recipes for their conditions.
"Maybe they have diabetes and their spouse has heart disease. Or other people in the family may have a different disease," said Mary Sikora-Petersen, a Registered dietician. "They want to know, how [to] cook a meal that's going to be for everybody in the family."
Petersen also stresses the importance of using healthier ingredients without losing flavor. One way to do that is by using seed-based seasonings and avoiding too much salt.
"[Add] flavors to food without adding salt. Certainly, salt adds flavor," said Petersen. "But there are other ways to add flavor, such as adding ground seasonings, adding fresh herbs to the foods."
Petersen also recommends using light olive oils and whole wheat products.
MADISON - Wisconsin wildlife officials say they're going to hand out personalized certificates to successful first-time turkey hunters this year.
The Department of Natural Resources says hunters can fill out information about when and where they killed the bird as well as information on its weight and spur length on the agency's website. Hunters also can submit a photo of themselves with their turkeys.
The agency will send the certificates out electronically within a few weeks of receiving the information.
The certificate program will run during both the spring and fall hunts.
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