Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) Jessica Mellen Enos firstname.lastname@example.org (704) 832-2510
Expectations • Be responsible • Active participation • Be respectful • Cell phones • Listen attentively • Be kind • Listen and respond appropriately to others
PBIS • What is it? • A proactive systems approach to school-wide discipline • A collaborative process that focuses on prevention and instruction • Promotes positive student and staff behavior • Implemented consistently by staff and administration
Why PBIS? • When a child can’t read, we: ______ • When a child struggles in math, we: ______ • When a child doesn’t know how to drive, we:______ • When a child can’t swim, we:______ • When a child struggles with behavior, we:_____?
Why PBIS? • Behavior is learned and is functional • Continued behavior reinforcement • Behavior communicates need • Functions of behavior: • Attain/avoid: attention, activity/tangible, sensory • Instructional time and academic achievement are linked
Implementation • School-wide expectations • Behavior lesson plans • Universal acknowledgements • Universal consequences
Implementation • Essential elements for success: • Clear expectations and rules • Clear communication • Consistency • Building relationships
Expectations • Small group time: brainstorming what we expect in school • Be prepared to share out 3-5 expectations
Rules • Small group time: brainstorm what specific behaviors meet set expectations in each school setting: • Write rule recommendations down to share with PBIS team to create matrix.
Moving Forward • Create a team • Determine a school coach • Examine data monthly • Share data with all staff monthly • Remain committed to your students and to each other
Wrap Up • Implementation: 3-5 year process • ODR data spikes: expected and okay! • Prize time!