PBIS-Four letters that can evoke different thoughts and feelings from teachers, leaders, students and parents. If implemented well-it works. If not-stakeholders are left with a bad taste of the system of supports that was not fully explained or fully implemented.
PBIS is more than tickets and parties, it is a prevention based school wide approach to looking at student behavior in parts: teaching behavioral expectations, acknowledging students for appropriate behavior, consistent discipline and team-managed data based decision making.
At Woodson we have been utilizing this system of supports for five years. During these years we have changed and evolved many aspects of the primary tenants of PBIS to meet the continued need of students and staff.
1. Teaching Behavioral Expectations....