Positive Behavior Interventions and Support PBIS Universal Team January 25, 2011
If a student can’t read…we Teach!If a student can’t do math…we Teach! If a student can’t behave…we give time outs, send to the office, suspension (in and out), punish!
Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) What is PBIS? A broad range of proactive, systemic, and individualized strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes in safe and effective environments while preventing problem behavior with all students (Sugai, 2007) This is done through teaching, re-teaching, and acknowledgements for positive behavior.
Four Elements of PBIS: • Systems – efficiently and effectively support implementation of supports, services, and interventions for students at the Universal (Primary), Secondary (Selected), and Tertiary (Targeted) level • Data – used for decision making to determine appropriate interventions • Practices – positive teaching and reinforcement strategies at school-wide, classroom, and individual levels • Outcomes – academic and behavior targets that are endorsed and emphasized by students, families, and educators and are supported, evaluated, and measured by data
Seymour Middle School PBIS Purpose Statement By implementing PBIS, Seymour Middle School will create a caring school climate that maximizes achievement for all students, establishes staff consistency, and uses data to guide decision making.
Acknowledgements • Wii/Ping-Pong/Foosball at lunch • 1st table to eat • Candy Bars/Suckers • Team Incentive • Pizza Party with Mrs. Schenk or other staff member
PBIS Emphasizes • Anytime an adult interacts with any student, it’s an instructional moment • Teaching behaviors like we teach academics • Modeling, practicing, and reinforcing expected behaviors (School Wide Expectations) • Actively supervising to prevent problem behaviors • Expect only that which you have specifically taught