PBIS focuses on proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments.
The PBIS principles are as follows:
The school PBIS team will focus on three to five behavioral expectations that are positively stated and easy to remember. The team then creates a matrix of what the behavioral expectations/rules look like, sound like, and feel like in the classroom as well as non-classroom areas (i.e. Hallway, Gym, Restroom, Cafeteria, Playground, Media Center/Library, etc.). Another primary activity for the PBIS team is determining how the behavioral expectations and routines will be taught in and around the school. The PBIS team also establishes a reward/incentive program for students and staff who demonstrate the school’s behavioral expectations.
The climate of each learning community is different; therefore, PBIS behavioral expectations are based on the needs of each school. The following images depict each school’s PBIS Expectations for their students and staff: