Positive Behaviour Support

Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports

What is School-wide PBIS?

In general, the goal of PBIS is to establish learning environments that support the positive behavior of students through pro-active instruction, routines, incentives, classroom management and intervention policies.  PBS involves the entire school population in promoting and rewarding positive behaviors.  This continuum of positive behavior support for all students is implemented in areas including the classroom and non-classroom settings such as hallways, playground, and gymnasium.  Through data analysis, planning takes place to help prevent negative behaviors, in order to create a safe, supportive learning environment.  Attention is focused on creating and sustaining school-wide, classroom, and individual systems of support that improve lifestyle results for all children.

Why is it so important to focus on teaching positive social behaviors?

Research has shown that the implementation of punishment, especially when it is used inconsistently and in the absence of other positive strategies, is ineffective. Introducing, modeling, and reinforcing positive social behavior is an important step of a student’s educational experience. Teaching behavioral expectations and rewarding students for following them is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehavior to occur before responding.

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