Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports
Our school participates in the PBIS program. PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. The underlying theme is teaching behavioral expectations in the same manner as any core curriculum subject.
The entire school focuses 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 focuses on the preferred behaviors.
The team has created a matrix of what the behavioral expectations look like, sound like, and feel like in the classroom and in all the non-classroom areas.This matrix is posted prominently throughout the building.
Students are given instruction at the beginning of the year and at various times throughout the year as reminders of what is expected. Students are frequently given token rewards for proper behavior and those tokens are translated into more concrete rewards by each teacher or on certain school-wide reward days.
The team has also decided "What inappropriate behaviors are an instant trip to the office and what behaviors are taken care of in the classroom."