Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) 


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    What is PBIS?

    PBIS is a system for creating a predictable, positive, and safe school environment. PBIS proactively builds positive student behaviors and responds to undesired behaviors in a clear and consistent way. Ultimately, PBIS helps schools become more effective, orderly, and equitable learning environments for ALL students and teachers.

    Schools that implement PBIS use the following approaches:

    • Teach students positive behavior expectations and strategies, just as they would other subjects such as reading or math.
    • Recognize and acknowledge students for doing things the right way—for exhibiting healthy behaviors that lead to new learning.
    • Address misbehaviors with corrective consequences, using evidence-based approaches that are effective at preventing and changing maladaptive behaviors.
    • Use data to monitor behavior trends and make informed decisions that sustain a positive climate.
    • View all practices through a culturally responsive and trauma-informed lens.


    How Does PBIS Work?

    PBIS schools set up three tiers of support, also called multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS).  All students receive Tier 1.  Some students need extra supports, which are provided at the Tier 2 and Tier 3 levels. For more information link to www.PBIS.org




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Last Modified on April 1, 2020