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What is Positive Behavior Interventions and Support?

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
What is Positive Behavior Interventions and Support?

PBIS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. It is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all children by developing research-based, school-wide, and classroom behavior support 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 plans. PBIS includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for all students and all staff in all settings. 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 a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn.
What is PBIS at Shorecliffs?

What is PBIS at Shorecliffs?

We have adopted a unified set of expectations.  We challenge students to SOAR! These rules define our expectations for behavior in our school. You will see these rules posted throughout the school and your child will be learning them during his or her days at school. Our unified rules, found in every classroom and non-classroom setting in the school, are as follows:
S- Safety: Students are expected to act in a way that is safe for the whole campus.  This includes arriving at school, walking during passing periods, and leaving the classrooms in an organized manner. 
O-Own Your Actions: Students should take responsibility for their actions; negative and positive.  Ownership leads to more intentional actions.
A- Achieve: Our students should come to school everyday ready to achieve.  This means completing homework, having all the required materials, and utilizing all the resources available to them. 
R- Respect: Respect is an expected behavior at each level of Shorecliffs.  Students, teachers, administrators, and other school personnel should all treat each other with respect. 
As part of our PBIS process, teachers and other staff members use evidence-based practices to increase student learning and decrease classroom disruptions. To keep students on the rules in a positive manner, we do the following when teaching academics and behavior:
Þ  Constantly teach and refer to our school-wide expectations.
Þ  Provide students with more praise than correction.
Þ  Talk to students with respect using positive voice tone.
Þ  Actively engage everyone in the class during instruction.
Þ  Use pre-correcting, prompting, and redirecting as we teach.
Behavior Management

Behavior Management

We also have a school-wide system of consequences.  Please review our behavior management flowchart below:
Shorecliffs Behavior Management