PBIS: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
PBIS is the application of evidence-based strategies and systems to to increase academic performance, increase safety, support students to learn positive behavior, and establish a positive school culture.
At Dalton, our school expectations are Courtesy, Safety, and Responsibility. Students can earn Paw Tickets when they ‘get caught’ demonstrating behavior that follows our school expectations and rules. Students are then recognized during daily announcements and at quarterly assemblies. Parents can also reinforce these expectations at home.
How do we support positive behavior?
1. We have three concrete, clearly defined school-wide expectations that are explicitly taught throughout the school year. By doing this, school staff is setting students up for success!
2. We have dedicated time for staff professional development to ensure that we are continuously learning about how to develop students' social and emotional skills.
3. We have a PBIS team that is made of up staff members and includes representatives from every grade level, as well as our specialist and student support teams. The activities, updates, and progress of PBIS come directly from this team.
4. Positive behavior is acknowledged by adults building-wide, as well as by the classroom teacher.
6. Student 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 to help them learn these skills.
7. We utilize Restorative Practices, which are processes that proactively build healthy relationships and a sense of community to prevent and address conflict. Restorative practices allow individuals to take full responsibility for their behavior by addressing the individual(s) affected by the behavior. Taking responsibility requires understanding how the behavior affected others, acknowledging that the behavior was harmful to others, taking action to repair the harm, and making changes necessary to avoid such behavior in the future.
8. Data is used to inform decision-making. School staff reviews data to make decisions, which could include office discipline referral data, community surveys, achievement data, attendance, and more.
We are committed to supporting all components of student learning - which includes developing behavioral skills and recognizing positive behavior!
For more information about Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports please visit the district website at: http://equity.aurorak12.org/pbis/