Positive Behavior Intervention Support
Why Is PBIS Important?
School environments that are positive, preventative, predictable, and effective - a) Are safer, healthier, and more caring; b) Have enhanced learning and teaching outcomes; c) Can provide a continuum of behavior support for all students
What Are Additional Benefits of PBIS?
- Increased instructional time
- Decreased student exclusion
- Students with increased emotional intelligence who know how to regulate their own behavior
- Reduced stress for staff and students
- Reduced student aggression toward adults and others
- Energized teachers • A cultural shift with a focus on positive feedback
What Is PBIS?
- A research-based framework for transforming school culture through a focus on positive feedback
- Emphasis placed on proactive prevention
- Differentiated strategies and interventions that match the unique needs of each student
- Three tiers of intervention (RTI) that offer a full continuum of behavior support for all students
- Cori Pflug, Assistant Director of Student Behavior Management & Support
- The Wenatchee School District PBIS Committee
- PBIS Teams at each building
- Instructional Coaches and GLAD Trainers
How Does PBIS Fit in the Marzano Instructional Framework? - See highlighted Marzano Map in Resource Section -
What Is the Process for Implementation?
- Define a common purpose and approach to discipline.
- Identify a clear set of positive expectations and behaviors.
- Implement procedures for teaching expected behaviors.
- Differentiate supports for encouraging expected behavior.
- Differentiate supports for discouraging inappropriate behavior.
- Implement procedures for on-going monitoring and evaluation for data-driven decision-making.
What Are the Essential School-wide Components?
- 3-5 School rules
- Behavior matrix
- Planned social skills instruction
- Student acknowledgement/feedback system
- Consequence system for misbehavior
- Information system for decision-making
What Are the Essential Classroom Components?
The 5 Containers
Container #1: Structures within the classroom
Container #2: Instruction for expectations and routines
Container #3: Strategies acknowledging appropriate behavior
Container #4: Active student engagement
Container #5: Responses to inappropriate behavior
- What is the purpose of PBIS?
- Container #1: Maximize Structure Within Your Classroom
- Container #2: Define, Teach, Review, Monitor & Reteach Positively-Stated Expectations
- Container #3: Establish a Continuum of Strategies to Acknowledge Appropriate Behavior
- Container #4: Actively Engage Students in Observable Ways
- Container #5: Establish a Continuum of Strategies to Respond to Inappropriate Behavior
- Container Challenge
- Marzano Instructional Framework Aligned to Wa State Teacher Evaluation Criteria (PDF) (opens in new window)
- PBIS Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA)
- PBIS Menu of Interventions for Minor Behaviors
- PBIS- Tier One Preventions/Interventions Flowchart (PDF) (opens in new window)
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