PBIS - Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

at Dalton Elementary School

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.

At Dalton we are focusing on developing positive behaviors at school. Our school expectations are BE COURTEOUS, THINK SAFETY, and BE RESPONSIBLE. Students can earn a Paw ticket if they ‘get caught’ showing good behavior that follows our school expectations and rules. Students are then recognized over the intercom and at quarterly assemblies. Parents can also reinforce these expectations at home.

What Else Will You See at a PBIS School?

1. Administrative support.

Administrators in PBIS schools have allocated time (for professional development and teaching of expectations) as well as resources (money and people) to ensure the success of PBIS at their building.

2. Team based implementation.

The PBIS team is representative of the staff. How that looks can vary depending on the site. The activities, updates and progress of PBIS in the building come directly from this team.

3. 3-5 concrete, defined behavior expectations.

These are designed by the school so as to reflect and embrace its community and culture. Examples: A.R.M.O.R. (Accountable, Respectful, Motivated, Organized, Responsible), S.O.A.R. (Safe, Organized, Accountable, Respectful) and Be Safe, Respectful and Responsible.

4. Direct teaching of behavior expectations.

Behavior expectations are explicitly taught throughout the school year. By doing this, school staff is setting students up for success!

5. Positive behavior is acknowledged.

PBIS teams must decide how students will be acknowledged for following the expectations. Positive behaviors of students are acknowledged by adults building-wide, not only by the classroom teacher.

6. Behavior is monitored and corrected.

When students are not demonstrating the desired behavior, they are redirected. If the behavior continues, school staff works to identify appropriate supports and/or consequences.

7. Data is used to inform decision-making processes.

PBIS teams review data to make decisions, which could include office discipline referral data, community surveys, achievement data, and attendance.

8. Family and community engagement and partnerships.

Schools cannot work in isolation. PBIS supports and integrates family and community partnerships.

For more information about Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports please visit the district website at: http://equity.aurorak12.org/pbis/