• What is PBIS? 

    Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based framework for supporting the whole child. PBIS improves social emotional competence, academic success, and school climate. PBIS has a few important principles: 

    • Every child can learn proper behavior. 

    • This is a proactive approach that teaches appropriate behavior. 

    • Each child is different, and schools need to provide many kinds of behavior support. 

    • Behaviors are modeled, taught, and acknowledged in a positive manner. 

    • Following a child’s behavioral progress is important. 

    • Schools must gather and use data to make decisions about behavior problems. 

    Keep in mind that PBIS is not a treatment or therapy. It’s more like a framework for teachers, administrators, and parents.