What is PBIS?
PBIS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. PBIS
is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate
all children by developing research-based, school wide, and classroom
discipline systems. The process focuses on improving a school’s
ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students. Rather
than a prescribed program, PBIS provides systems for schools to design,
implement, and evaluate effective school-wide, classroom, non-classroom,
and student specific discipline plans. PBIS includes school-wide procedures
and processes intended for:
- ALL students, ALL staff and in ALL
- Non-classroom settings within the school environment
- Individual classrooms and teachers, and
- Individual student supports for the estimated 3-7% of students who
present the most challenging behaviors.
PBIS is NOT a program or a curriculum. It IS
a team-based process for systemic problem solving, planning, and
evaluation. It is an approach to creating an environment within which
school-based teams of educators are trained:
- Systems change
- Effective behavior management principles and practices; and
- Applications of research-validated instruction and management practices.