Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports or PBIS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. PBIS is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all children by developing research-based, school wide, and classroom discipline systems. The process focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students. Rather than a prescribed program, PBIS provides systems for schools to design, implement, and evaluate effective school-wide, classroom, non-classroom, and student specific discipline plans. PBIS includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for ALL students, ALL staff and in ALL settings.
How Does it Work?
As students are “caught” following the school-wide rules:
- Students are reinforced for their positive behavior with a CCSS PAW Reward as well as a verbal recognition for their hard work. (Staff also uses a Teaching Matrix to explain and visually describe the positive behavior.)
- PAWS are collected and names are drawn weekly.
- When a student name is called they will receive a prize and their photo on the “PAW PRINTS” bulletin board.
- In addition, all students are given an opportunity to spend their hard earned PAWS at the CCSS School Store, while also learning how to make purchases.