S E A R C H
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Tutorial
PBIS in Maryland:
1. Identify the critical elements of the Maryland model of PBIS.
Schools are important environments in which children, families, educators, and community members have opportunities to learn, teach, and grow. For nearly 180 days each year and six hours each day, educators strive to provide students, learning environments that are stable, positive, and predictable. These environments have the potential to provide positive adult and peer role models, multiple and regular opportunities to experience academic and social success, and social exchanges that foster enduring peer and adult relationships.
Despite these positive attributes, teachers, students, families, and
community members face significant contemporary challenges. Every year
schools are being asked to do more with fewer resources. New initiatives
to improve literacy, enhance character, accommodate rapidly advancing
technologies, and facilitate school-to-work transitions are added to the
educator’s workday. Schools are continually being asked to do more,
yet seldom are allowed to cease work on the growing list of initiatives.