Positive Behavior Intervention Systems (PBIS)
We believe that PREVENTION is the key to success. All faculty and staff members at our school are responsible for teaching and implementing PBIS.
PBIS involves teaching students how to behave in a school setting. In an effort to create consistent expectations throughout the school, all students are taught “The Four Respects.”
- Respect Others
- Respect Yourself
- Respect Learning
- Respect Property
This means more than just memorizing them. Classes and students rehearse how to behave appropriately in school situations. Rather than have “gotcha” situations, teachers “pre-correct” or review the expectations for a different activity BEFORE it occurs, thus reducing inappropriate behaviors. Teachers provide feedback to both individuals AND the whole group as to their level of success at meeting behavioral expectations. Verbal recognition and distributing red tickets are two regular ways that this feedback is provided.
Current research shows that the above steps can dramatically impact both academic success and behavior in a school. PBIS is supported by our school system and promoted by the State of North Carolina. However, we do this because teaching students the behaviors that will lead to success in school is THE RIGHT THING TO DO.