Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based three-tiered framework that promotes positive behaviors and prevents and reduces problem behaviors. A PBIS system works within a school’s Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) to address the behavioral needs of all students. The key features of a PBIS are:
- Creating school-wide behavior expectations
- Developing school-wide procedures
- Altering the physical arrangement of spaces identified as problem areas
- Establishing rewards and consequences that encourage expected behavior and discourage problem behavior
- Implementing increasingly incentive levels of behavioral supports
- Establishing procedures for collecting and evaluating data to monitor fidelity of implementation
Within a PBIS system, students are taught appropriate behavioral expectations and provided increasingly intensive levels of support for behavior as needed.
Everyone has a role to play in developing and implementing a successful PBIS system. Consider the resources below for classroom teachers and school administrators/district leaders to take steps to establish and support PBIS in your role and setting.
School Administrators/District Leadership
Behavioral Solutions: Teaching, Academic, and Social Skills through RTI – Book that provides strategies to meet student behavioral, emotional, and social needs, in an effort to close the systemic behavioral gap within school systems