Positive Behavior Interventions and Support
What is Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS)?
1. “What is School-Wide PBIS?”
Improving student academic and behavior outcomes is about ensuring that all students have access to the most effective and accurately implemented instructional and behavioral practices and interventions possible. School Wide Positive Behavior Supports (SWPBS) provides an operational framework for achieving these outcomes. More importantly, SWPBS is NOT a curriculum, intervention, or practice, but IS a decision making framework that guides selection, integration, and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students.
2. “What Does School-Wide PBIS Emphasize?”
In general, SWPBS emphasizes four integrated elements: (a) data for decision making, (b) measurable outcomes supported and evaluated by data, (c) practices with evidence that these outcomes are achievable, and (d) systems that efficiently and effectively support implementation of these practices.
Houghtaling 5 B's
3. What Outcomes are Associated with Implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)?
Schools that establish systems with the capacity to implement SWPBS with integrity and durability have teaching and learning environments that are
Why are we using PBIS at Houghtaling?
PBIS at Houghtaling
Positive behaviors interventions and supports (PBIS) have existed at Houghtaling Elementary School since 2006 in varying degrees of implementation. Houghtaling Elementary School has behavior issues within the school that have benefited from implementation of PBIS.
What is the Family Link?
The link between families and PBIS is important to children and their school. When families are involved in their children's educational activities they do better in school. Families play an important part in their child's education and social development. The presence of parents in schools not only creates community and cultural connections but provide additional academic supports as well.
How does all of this affect Houghtaling Elementary?
At Houghtaling Elementary School PBIS includes the use of Behavior Slips for recording behavior issues. Small groups to discuss social skill use, and whole-class lessons focus on social-emotional health. There is a PBIS committee that meets regularly to review data on behavior and disseminate findings to the staff. The committee also organizes some school-wide activities that take place during school day. These include spirit weeks, events that include entire families such as movie nights. The school has a supportive administrator. The school uses “Blue Tickets" as rewards for positive behavior and then these tickets are used for special activities or purchases at the school store.
The B’s are posted around the building for all to see. The staff is on board to work with and promote positive behaviors in the building. We have a strong RTI (Response to Intervention) program in our school that addresses academic instruction and in conjunction with PBIS.