What is PBIS?
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) refers to a systems change process for an entire school or district. The underlying theme is teaching behavioral expectations in the same manner as any core curriculum subject.
Typically, a team of approximately ten representative members of the school will attend a two or three day training provided by skilled trainers. This team will be comprised of administrators, classified, and regular and special education teachers.
The school will focus on three to five behavioral expectations that are positively stated and easy to remember. In other words, rather than telling students what not to do, the school will focus on the preferred behaviors. Here are some examples from other schools:
- Respect Yourself, Respect Others, and Respect Property
- Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful
- Respect Relationships and Respect Responsibilities
After the PBIS team determines the 3-5 behavioral expectations that suit the needs of their school, they will take this information back to the staff and present it to them to create consistency from class to class and adult to adult. This is very important for successful implementation of SWPBS.
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