What is PBIS?

  • PBIS is a broad range of systemic and individualized strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes while preventing problem behavior. It is a proactive, positive reinforcement, data driven, collaborative process that ensures a positive & safe learning environment.
    At our school, we use the acronym ROAR to reinforce positive behaviors expected of students:

    • R Responsibility
    • O Offer kindness
    • A Always be safe
    • R Respect everyone & everything

    View our matrix here.

Guiding Principles

    • All students are valuable and deserve respect
    • School climate is a shared responsibility among administrators, teachers, staff, parents, and students
    • All students can be taught appropriate behavior
    • Regular positive reinforcement of appropriate behaviors will help them to occur more frequently
    • School personnel must be willing to examine their own behavior as students are taught to change theirs
    • Cultural differences exist and need to be understood
    • Positive relationships between students and adults are keys to student success
    • Punishment is not an effective way to sustain behavior change
    • Problem behavior = learning error

Key Characteristics

    • Establishes environments that support long term success of effective practices
    • Clearly defined behavioral expectations
    • Implemented consistently by all staff
    • Appropriate behavior is taught
    • Positive behaviors are publicly acknowledged
    • Problem behaviors have clear consequences
    • Student behavior is monitored and staff receives regular feedback
    • Implemented at school-wide, specific setting, classroom and individual student levels
    • Strategies are designed to meet the needs of all students

Universal Strategies

    • Teach attention signal
    • Establish behavioral expectations/rules
    • Develop schedule
    • Teach routines
    • Give resurrects
    • Encourage expected behavior
    • Correct student behavioral errors