Positive Behavior Intervention and Support
What is PBIS?
PBIS is an acronym that stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
- As the title suggests, PBIS is a behavior management strategy built around the concept that focus on, identification and rewarding of desired, appropriate, "target" or "example" behavior is likely to increase those behaviors
- The key elements of the PBIS strategy are well researched and widely supported ( PBIS website, NASP website, overview of relevant research)
- PBIS schools establish rules and routines that are implemented school-wide, are explicitly taught and practiced and are reinforced in all settings within the school by all staff embers (click "elementary" or "middle school and high school" for examples from district schools).
The heart of PBIS is creating instructional routines and environments that help students succeed through the active teaching of positive social behaviors.