What is PBIS?

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

  1. Creates and maintains a safe and effective learning environment.

  2. Ensures all students have social skills needed for success at school and beyond.

  3. Provides a proactive system-wide framework for implementation.

The purpose of PBIS is to establish a climate in which respectful, responsible, and safe behavior is the norm.

US Department of Education  

   Center for PBIS

Implementing PBIS at Home...

  • 5:1 positives to correction

  • Set the stage for success, rewards

  • Give clear, specific directions

  • Stay calm, use calm voice

  • Set reasonable limits

  • Be consistent, YES means YES, NO means NO

  • Set example, actions speak louder than words

  • Proactively anticipate situation

  • Have patience, a little goes a long way

  • Have fun and enjoy the ride!

Instead of saying...

Stop hitting!

Don't say that!

Quit whining and crying!

I can't hear you.

I won't buy you that.

Don't get upset!

We have to stop playing.

Try saying this...

Please keep your hands to yourself.

Please choose another word.

Please use your words.

Please speak loudly / more clearly.

Instead of that, what if we ____?

It's okay to feel that way, but ___.

We have to leave.