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Positive Behavior Intervention and Support


 

 

 

What is PBIS?

Positive Behavior Support (PBIS) gives people a new way to think about behavior. PBS is based on understanding why problem behaviors occur - the behavior's function. This approach to behavior can occur on a school-wide level, in a specific setting, classroom, or with an individual student. PBIS is the application of evidence-based strategies and systems to assist schools to increase academic performance, increase safety, decrease problem behavior, and establish positive school cultures. On an individual level, PBIS uses functional behavior assessments to understand the relationships between a student's behavior and characteristics of his or her environment. The functional behavior assessment identifies multiple strategies to effectively reduce problem behavior including changing systems, altering environments, teaching skills, and focusing on positive behaviors. The PBIS process results in the creation of effective intervention plans that will impede problem behaviors, teach new skills, and create support systems for the student.

Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) gives people a new way to think about behavior.

PBIS is based on understanding why problem behaviors occur - the behavior's function.  This approach to behavior can occur on a school-wide level, in a specific setting, classroom or with an individual student.  

 

PBIS is the application of evidence-based strategies and systems to assist schools to increase academic performance, increase safety, decrease problem behavior and establish positive school cultures.  

     

PBIS provides a positive and effective alternative to the traditional methods of discipline.  PBIS methods are research-based and proven to significantly reduce the occurrence of problem behaviors in the school, resulting in a more positive school climate and increased academic performance.  

 

PBIS is consistent with the individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which advocates the use of positive behavior interventions and school-based disciplinary strategies that reduce or eliminate the need to use suspension and expulsion as disciplinary options.

 

(Adopted from the http:////flpbs.fmhi.usf.edu website)

PBIS at Ransom Middle School

  • Expectations are displayed throughout the school
     
  • Students and staff are taught the expectations throughout the school year.
     
  • Students and staff are able to state the expectations.
     
  • Staff members model PBIS expectations for students.
     
  • Students are rewarded for following school-wide expectations by displayed appropriate behavior.

Ransom Tiger Expectations

T

Taking Responsibility

I

Instilling Integrity

G

Going the Extra Mile

E

Engaging in Learning

R

Respecting Other