Positive Behavior Support

pawsPositive 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.
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