PBIS: Empowering Positive Change
What is PBIS?
PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) is a prevention model and gives our community a new way to think about behavior. It is based on understanding why problem behaviors occur. PBIS includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for all students and all staff in all settings. It is a team-based process for systemic problem solving, planning, and evaluation. It is an approach to creating a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn.
Freedom Elementary will accomplish the following:
- Behavior Expectations will be Defined – A set of rules and expectations will be provided to all students and applied to all the common areas in our campus. A matrix of these expectations can be found in this handbook.
- Behavioral Expectations are Taught – Behavioral expectations will be taught to our students and lesson plans, including real life scenarios will be put into practice.
- Appropriate Behaviors are Acknowledged – Appropriate behaviors will be recognized and rewarded regularly and in a variety of formats including school wide, administrative, and in the classroom.
- Behavior Violations are Corrected Proactively – Teachers will provide students with constructive feedback in order to prevent the re-occurrence of the same behavior. Students will complete reflective pieces at the classroom level and teachers will maintain communication and documentation with administrators and parents.
The Goal at Freedom Elementary is to:
Increase student learning and decrease classroom disruption through the genuine endorsement of the PBIS program. This is why when teaching academics and behavior, our Freedom Elementary school community will:
- Constantly teach and refer to our school-wide expectations.
- Provide students with more praise than correction.
- Talk to students with respect using positive voice tone.
- Actively engage everyone in the class during instruction.
- Use pre-correcting, prompting, and redirecting as we teach.
- Look for the positive first and provide positive, immediate, frequent, and explicit feedback.
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