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Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS)

posted Dec 1, 2011, 10:39 AM by Iris Meehan
A word from the Principal -

We are working school-wide to implement PBIS. This Fall the I shared that as a school we are working to make our behavioral expectations clear and to consistently hold students accountable to these expectations. Attention is focused on creating and sustaining school-wide, classroom and individual systems of support. We began by establishing expectations for when students are moving about the building. These expectations are now our reality more often than not. It is common for students to have quiet voices and to walk between their classes traveling on the right.

Currently we are expanding our expectations to include other common areas, such as the playground and lunchroom. At the middle level we are also focusing on students being on time and prepared for class, providing responses when called on, and demonstrating respect and being safe.

It is expected that behavior expectations will be explicitly taught to students, modeled by the educator, followed-up with guided feedback and acknowledged when appropriate. We want to have clear, consistent expectations for the behavior we expect in all areas of our school. We are doing this with the goal of establishing a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm.
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