Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
What is PBIS?
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) is not a program or simply a collection of positive behavior strategies. It is a framework that integrates effective systems, data-based decisions-making, and research-based practices to achieve agreed upon behavioral and academic outcomes for ALL students. PBIS does not simple seek to "fix" a problem; it also addresses the circumstances that led to the problem behavior, and creates sustained positive change in the school environment. PBIS encourages students to treat themselves and others with respect by adhering to simple expectations for behavior that even the youngest student can understand and carry out with support. For example:
PBIS and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
MTSS is a coherent continuum of evidence based, system-wide practices to support a response to academic and behavioral needs, with frequent data-based monitoring for instructional decision-making. At the heart of both MTSS and PBIS is systemic change aimed at positively impacting both social and academic competencies for all students. MTSS draws upon evidence and research-based practices, incorporating the PBIS framework into the broader integrated MTSS approach.
There are three tiers of support at the school-wide level:
Classroom Management and Support
All teachers want their students to be motivated and engaged, and this begins with classroom management. There are a lot of ways to strengthen classroom management. One of the most popular programs in this area is called CHAMPS. Developed by Safe and Civil Schools, CHAMPS is a model of classroom management that uses Positive Behavior Support in the classroom.
Behavior Coaching If a practice is to be implemented successfully, staff need systems and routines to assist, prompt, encourage, and monitor their implementation progress. KRESA's Behavior Coaches provides guidance to school leadership teams and staff as they develop, implement, and evaluate their systems and practices that support student achievement. If you are interested in behavior related coaching, please contact one of our PBIS Specialists.