Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
As a part of “No Child Left Behind”, school districts are asked to implement a research-based/data-driven behavior system. Rantoul City Schools has chosen to become a part of the PBIS system. We are just in the beginning stages of learning how this looks at Northview.What is PBIS?
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive systems approach for establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success.As a Response to Intervention model, PBIS applies a three-tiered system of support, and a problem-solving process to enhance the capacity of schools to effectively educate all students.
Four Elements of PBIS
The school-wide PBIS process emphasizes the creation of systems that support the adoption and durable implementation of evidence-based practices and procedures, and fit within on-going school reform efforts. An interactive approach that includes opportunities to correct and improve four key elements is used in school-wide PBIS focusing on systems, data, practices and outcomes.
Outcomes: academic and behavior targets that are endorsed and emphasized by students, families, and educators.
Practices: curricula, instruction, interventions, and strategies that are evidence-based.
Data: information that is used to identify status, need for change, and effects of interventions.
Systems: supports that are needed to enable the accurate and durable implementation of the practices of PBIS.
PBIS at Northview
1) BE READY
2) Posters of expectations for each place in the building are everywhere.
3) The first day of school, children went to each station and performed the expectation there. Periodically, students new to Northview receive the training.
4) Staff members write Cool Tools (behavior skill) of the week which are distributed to teachers.
5) PeaceBuilders Bucks are given to students who are meeting the expectations.
6) PEACE*MART is open once a month for students to purchase items with their PeaceBuilders Bucks.
7) Monthly "celebrations" are planned for students who meet the expectations.
See Northview's Peacebuilder Expectations on our school matrix.
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