What is Positive Behavior Intervention & Support? Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS) refers to the application of positive behavioral interventions and systems to achieve socially important behavior change. (OSEP, 1999)
School Approaches to Behavior Traditional Discipline: - Focused on the student’s problem behavior - Goal was to stop undesirable behavior, through the use of punishment. Positive Behavior Intervention & Support: - Replaces undesired behavior with a new behavior or skill. - PBIS alters environments, teaches appropriate skills, and rewards appropriate behavior.
KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF PBIS Administrative Leadership Team-Based Implementation Define Behavioral Expectations Teach Behavioral Expectations Acknowledge & Reward Student & Adult Performance Monitor and Correct Behavioral Errors Use Data for Decision Making Build Parent Collaboration
WHAT’S THE PAYOFF? More instructional time Improved attendance from staff and students Increased student proficiency Increased parent participation and partnerships Improved community involvement and support Lower staff attrition rates