Positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS) is a systematic approach to teach behavioral expectations throughout the school. It is based on a proactive model which teaches the behaviors, reinforces and recognizes students who are able to model these behaviors and has systems in place to support students who have a difficult time or may present with more challenging behaviors.
PBIS reinforces appropriate behaviors throughout the entire school, the classroom and common areas such as hallways, restrooms, offices, cafeteria, playground/school grounds, etc.
Benefits to PBIS:
- Increases attendance.
- Student self-reports of a more positive and calm environment.
- Teacher reports of a more positive and calm environment.
- Reduction in the proportion of students who engage in behavioral disruptions.
- Reduction in the number of behavioral disruptions.