Many teachers and school administrators face the challenge of dealing with behavior problems and creating a school culture that values respect, self-discipline, and a love of learning. If your school faces similar challenges, you're definitely not alone. A well-executed School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program can help change the culture of your classroom and school community.
PBIS is a broad set of research-validated strategies designed to create school environments that promote and support appropriate behavior of all students. PBIS is making a significant positive difference today in more than 20,000 schools across the U.S.
Students in PBIS schools are taught the skills to behave appropriately and are consistently praised for behaving well. School staff and students have a shared understanding of PBIS strategies and how those strategies are applied across school settings and situations. The PBIS framework has a ripple effect. When students behave, classroom instruction time increases. Which means student achievement improves. Which in turn means life at school gets better - for everyone.
The benefits of PBIS will spread throughout the school community and typically result in:
All members of the school community have an important role to play in making a PBIS program successful. There are 4 key principles:
Implemented with care and commitment, school-wide PBIS can make a dramatic difference in the educational experience - in your classroom, in your school, and across an entire district.
These tips are from the new Exceptional Child Online Course School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, written by Dr. Tim Lewis.
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