K002 Thumbs Up for "PBIS"! Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) is 217's Discipline Philosophy
Kindergarten Section 002 Thumbs up for PBIS!
217’s Discipline Philosophy is PBIS. Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) is a process for creating school environment that is more predictable and effective for achieving academic and social goals.
How does PBIS work? A key strategy of the PBIS process is prevention. Research shows that the majority of discipline problems arise when most students follow the school’s expectations, but are never acknowledged for their positive behavior. Through instruction, comprehension and regular practice, all stakeholders use a consistent set of behavior expectations and rules. When some students do not respond to teaching of the behavioral rules, 217 views it as an opportunity for re-teaching, not just punishment.
How about students that are disruptive? 217’s PBIS school team, headed by our Dean Ms.Sanchez, develops a documented discipline system. When problem behavior occurs, students are provided with a full continuum of supports to address the behavior. If students do not respond, the intensity of the support increases. Most problem student behaviors either have an academic or social base. Properly addressing the root causes of behavior helps our students modify it.
What about parents? Parents are an important part of PBIS implementation. 217 encourages parents to use the same expectations and rules that the school teaches. This common language creates consistency and a unified support for expected student behavior. Parents are asked to discuss the common rules and expectations and post them at home for easy reference. Children thrive when they have consistent, predictable expectations and consequences!