Positive Behavior Intervention and Support

PBIS Defined: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive systemic approach to teaching and managing behavior in schools. The goal of establishing a PBIS system is to enhance the capacity of schools, families, and communities to create and maintain positive school environments so all students can achieve academically and socially. While school-wide PBIS creates consistency across all non-classroom settings, PBIS classroom practices, when implemented with fidelity, provide ongoing academic, social, and behavioral supports within every unique classroom.

PBIS isn’t a curriculum you purchase or something you learn during a one-day professional development training. It is a commitment to a culture of learning that addresses high expectations for student behavior through systems change. When it’s implemented well, students achieve improved academic and social outcomes, schools experience reduced exclusionary discipline practices, and school personnel create a more effective learning environment.