For schools seeking to improve their climate, few things are more effective than an intentional focus on positive behaviors. Positive school climate is the single biggest factor in student achievement, teacher retention, and overall school success. When a school focuses on positive behavior, great things happen, including:
- Increased instructional time
- Reduced discipline referrals
- Improved social and emotional skills
- Enhanced school safety
A positive school climate benefits students, educators, families, and the community at large. For schools seeking such gains, a positive behavior initiative such as PBIS can be incredibly effective.
Foundations of PBIS
Schools worldwide use Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to improve school climate for all students. Its three-tier framework addresses behaviors for the entire school population, with the goal of equipping individuals with the skills they need to be successful in life.
PBIS is a schoolwide approach to creating a positive and safe climate in which all students can learn and grow. It is quite different from traditional disciplinary systems in that it shifts focus away from negative behaviors, instead centering on modeling, teaching, and rewarding positive behaviors. Data is a significant part of PBIS, as the data collected can help adjust and fine-tune the initiative as it goes along.
Foundational principles of PBIS include:
- Schoolwide implementation
- Systemic and individualized strategies
- Schoolwide behavioral matrix
- Positive recognition
- Data collection and interpretation
A PBIS framework is a long-term commitment marked with incremental gains and adjustments throughout implementation. The foundational principles of PBIS allow a school to create and maintain a positive climate for all students.
Learn More About PBIS at #PBIScon21
The 2020-21 school year has been extremely challenging for educators around the world. However, there is still room for a PBIS initiative in virtual learning and hybrid classrooms. Using a digital token economy and offering virtual incentives can help to build a positive school climate, no matter what form the school environment takes.
PBIS Rewards is excited to host a VIRTUAL conference in 2021! Our conference, PBIS: Anytime, Anywhere! (#PBIScon21) will give educators opportunities to expand their PBIS knowledge through a virtual format. For two fun-filled days, attendees will enjoy special session tracks, featured speakers, a keynote, networking opportunities, and more!
The PBIS Rewards 2021 Conference tracks include:
- PBIS Rewards
- Best Practices in PBIS
- Getting Started: PBIS Foundations
- Social/Emotional Learning (SEL)
- Cultural Responsiveness
- Staff/Student Engagement (Workplace Rewards for Teachers)
- Distance Learning/Rewards From a Distance
No matter if your school is just beginning its PBIS journey or you have been using PBIS for years, there is something for everyone at #PBIScon21! Join us June 21-22, 2021 for PBIS: Anytime, Anywhere! Seating is limited, so register today!Register for PBIScon21
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