PBIS is the application of evidence-based strategies and systems to assist schools to increase academic performance, increase safety, decrease problem behavior, and establish positive school cultures. The focus of PBIS is on a school-wide system of support that includes strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate behaviors to create a positive school environment. Support or strategies to achieve positive behaviors to create a positive school environment. Support or strategies to achieve positive behavior are taught in all areas of the school, including individual classrooms, common areas and throughout the school (cafeteria, library, restrooms, etc).
The purpose of school-wide PBIS is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm. PBIS provides a positive and effective alternative to the traditional methods of discipline. PBIS methods are research-based and proven to significantly reduce the occurrence of problem behaviors in the school, resulting in a more positive school climate and increased academic performance. Introducing, modeling, and reinforcing positive social behavior is an important aspect of a student's educational experience. Teaching behavioral expectations and recognizing students for following them is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehavior to occur before responding. What does this mean for the student? Students will know and follow the Behavior Expectations: As a student of Strafford Middle School I will be a Safe, Respectful, Responsible Learner. Students will have the opportunity to practice positive behavior all year long. Students will be recognized for their positive behavior on a regular basis.
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