What is PBIS?

Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. It is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all children by developing research-based, school-wide, and classroom behavior support 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 plans. PBIS includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for all students and all staff in all settings. PBIS is not a program or a curriculum. 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.

What does PBIS look like are FBUD?

Chelsea and Tunbridge schools have adopted the following behavior expectations for all students in all areas of the school:

  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Ready to Learn

As a part of our PBIS process teachers and staff use evidence-based practices to increase student learning and decrease classroom disruptions. To keep students following the behavior expectations in a positive manner we do the following:

  • Consistently teach and reteach our school wide expectations.
  • Provide students with more praise for positive behavior than corrections for negative behavior.
  • Talk to students with respect using a positive tone of voice.
  • Actively engage everyone in classroom instruction.
  • Look for the positive first and provide positive, immediate, frequent and explicit feedback.
  • Recognize students for following the behavior expectations.
  • Monthly school wide meetings to recognize our progress and celebrations when we reach behavior goals.