What is PBIS?
One of the foremost advances in school-wide discipline is the
emphasis on school-wide systems of support that include proactive
strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student
behaviors to create positive school environments.
- Instead of using 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 hallways, buses, and
Attention is focused on creating and sustaining primary (school-wide),
secondary (classroom), and tertiary (individual) systems of support that
improve lifestyle results (personal, health, social, family, work,
recreation) for all children and youth by making targeted behaviors less
effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional.