Positive Behavior Intervention & Support
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, or PBIS, is not a specific “model”, but a compilation of effective practices, interventions and systems change strategies that have been demonstrated to work in improving student behaviors determined by each school community. School-wide PBIS emphasizes proactive strategies to develop positive school environments. This is done by focusing attention on creating and sustaining school-wide, classroom, and individual systems that improve behavior for all students by making problem behavior less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional.
This is done through a school-wide system of PBIS that has seven major components:
- An agreed upon and common approach to discipline
- A positive statement of purpose
- A small number of positively stated expectations for all students and staff
- Procedures for teaching these expectations to students
- A continuum of procedures for encouraging displays and maintenance of these expectations
- A continuum of procedures for discouraging displays of rule-violating behavior
- Procedures for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of the discipline system on a regular and frequent basis.
Because the PBIS program requires a commitment to change in the way a school functions, it is important that some steps be taken to ensure the program’s success. They are:
The expectation at KWMS is:Respect yourself, others, and environment!!Click the section headings below to learn more about PBIS at Kenyon Woods or use the flyout menu on the left by hovering over PBIS.
- Establish a school-wide leadership or behavior support team (administrator, grade level representative, support staff, and parents) to guide and direct the process.
- Secure not just agreement but active support and participation from administration
- Ensure that at least 80% of the staff is committed to the program
- Conduct a self-assessment of school-wide discipline
- Develop an action plan based on data
- Establish a way to collect data and evaluate program as it evolves.
Lessons & Examples
Click below to download resources related to PBIS.
Panthers United Against Bullying
Click below to view and download various PBIS-related forms.
This is the behavioral improvement form that students will fill out.
This is the behavior matrix that contains proper behaviors students should display throughout the school day.
KWMS Referral Form
This is an example of the referral form a teacher would use for PBIS.
This flowchart provides an in-depth look of decisions for the course of action for majors and minors.
This T-Chart provides a clear explanation of which behaviors are major and minor.
Green Level – Universal Prevention
- Interventions are school-wide and reinforce positive behaviors in over 80–90% of population. This level is a preventative level targeted to all students.
Yellow Level – Secondary Prevention
- Interventions target approximately 5–10% of school population who require specialized group interventions in addition to primary intervention. This level targets some at-risk students and includes a rapid response to negative behavior.
Red Level – Tertiary Prevention
- Approximately 1–5% of student population will require specialized individual/family intervention in addition to universal and secondary level interventions. This level targets individual students with high intensity.
Student incentives include periodic rewards for good behavior. Panther Paws are distributed for following the behavior expectations outlined in the PBIS program.
They can be used in a variety of ways:
- Panther Paws can be traded in for special performances/entertainment
- Monday, Wednesday, & Friday lunch drawings + D.J. music
- Panther Paws can be used for the school store
Each quarter students who qualify will be able to participate in a special acitivity.
Some possible activities are:
- Staff/student volleyball game
- Staff/student basketball game
- Tug-of-War match
- Dodgeball match
Students may also be eligible to win grand prizes based on their committment to the program throughout the year.