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What is PBIS?
What is PBIS?
PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. It is a framework or approach for assisting school personnel in adopting and organizing evidence-based behavioral interventions into an integrated continuum that enhances academic and social behavior outcomes for all students. One of the foremost advances in schoolwide discipline is the emphasis on schoolwide systems of support that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behavior to create positive school environments. Instead of a piecemeal approach of individual behavioral management plans, a continuum of positive behavior support for all students within a school is implemented in areas including the classroom and non-classroom settings (such as the hallway, cafeteria, and library). Attention is focused on building capacity through a multi-tiered system of support that includes Tier I supports on a school wide level, Tier II supports delivered through small-groups, and Tier III support through individual and wraparound services.
At Skyridge School, PBIS is supported through four main components: expectations, referrals, Falcon Feathers, and celebrations. The goal is to create a positive environment where children learn to understand their behaviors, correct their mistakes, and develop empathy for others. PBIS is used throughout the Auburn Union School District.
All AUSD Schools have school-wide expectations. All Behavior Expectations are positively stated, and express what behaviors are expected at school. We explicitly teach each student the expectations across all school settings. By explaining and practicing expected behaviors, we ensure that all students are aware of what behaviors are expected when they are in the classroom, hallway, lunchroom, bathroom, or anywhere else on school premises. Each school has a PBIS Team that meets to review data and plan events to support all student behavior learning, as well as to support students who need additional supports for behavior.
What is a Falcon Feather?
Falcon Feathers are a component of PBIS and are used to acknowledge and encourage positive student behavior. Teachers and staff give a child a Falcon Feather when he or she has followed the expectations of the classroom or school. Falcon Feathers can be turned in for rewards. These can include a special activity with a teacher, a small token, or other small rewards. Throughout the year, the entire school will celebrate positive behavior as a whole. In the past, whole school celebrations have included assembles with engaging presenters, whole school BINGO, fun dress-up days, and more!
How does PBIS work?
How does PBIS work?
PBIS schools organize their evidence-based behavioral practices and systems into an integrated collection or continuum in which students experience supports based on their behavioral responsiveness to intervention. A three-tiered prevention logic requires that all students receive supports at the universal or primary tier. If the behavior of some students is not responsive, more intensive behavioral supports are provide (selected or secondary tier) or a highly individualized plan (intensive or tertiary tier).