Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is a school wide process for creating expectations, routines and procedures for students and staff across all settings. It is based on understanding the purpose of the problem behavior or the "WHY". It is a research based educational approach to problem behaviors that respects each persons values, feelings and beliefs and is implemented within the classroom setting. Its efforts are proactive and offers alternative behaviors and skills that a student can adopt. Simply put...
"If a child doesn't know how to read, we teach."
"If a child doesn't know how to swim, we teach."
"If a child doesn't know how to multiply, we teach."
"If a child doesn't know how to drive, we teach."
"If a child doesn't know how to behave, we......teach?........punish?
Why can't we finish the last sentence as automatically as we do the others?" (Herner, 1998)
Truth is we can and the way we are doing so is by continuing the implementation of our CANES program. Students will be taught the behavioral expectations throughout the school building. Those same expectations will be reinforced by all of the staff in the building each and every day. Each students' behavior will be monitored via either a monthly calendar and or in their agendas. The hope and the goal is that students will receive a"S" for demonstrating SUPER behavior. If there is an instance where maybe they struggled in a particular area another letter may appear. That letter indicates an area to continue to work on. We will assist by reinforcing/reminding students when this happens. This is also where we need your help. We know that with your support and reinforcement your child will experience even more success. The link below this page contains the matrix we are using in our building, if you have any questions or concern, please do not hesitate to call.