Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Facts

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports is a broad framework of systemic and individualized strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes in school communities while preventing problem behavior. The key attributes of PBIS include preventive activities, data-based decision making, and a problem solving orientation (Horner, 2000; Lewis & Sugai, 1999; Sugai et.al., 2000; Weigle, 1997).
Community Connections
Schools focus on building positive relationships among all stakeholder groups.
Clear Expectations
School communities identify 3 to 5 school-wide overarching behavioral expectations.
Comprehensive Instruction
Direct instruction, practice and feedback, in the expected behaviors, are provided for each school setting. Small group and individualized social skills instruction is incorporated into the PBIS framework.
Consistency in encouraging expected behaviors and discouraging infractions is provided through:
  • Active Supervision
  • Proactive Scheduling
  • Incentives and Reinforcement
  • Logical consequences and clear office referral procedures 
Supportive Structure
Teams focus on developing an infrastructure, in schools, that provides effective academic and behavioral supports for all students.
For more information on PBIS please contact Josh Preece at preece@sstr2.org or 440-324-5777 Ext. 1133
This form will help guide your behavior teams through meetings and assist you with questions you may ask yourselves to move the PBIS implementation forward in your building.
As your teams become more proficient at implementing the PBIS Framework, they may find this PBIS 5-Step Process helpful in conducting their Behavior Team Meetings.
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