Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
Madison School embraces Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) with our Be Statements: Be Safe, Be Kind, Be Respectful and Be Responsible. All students learn and practice the expected ways of acting and interacting throughout the school.
PBIS is a school-wide approach to make schools safe and promote positive behavior. It’s also a way for schools to decide how to respond to a child who misbehaves. There are a few important principles:
- Every child can learn proper behavior.
- Stepping in early can prevent more serious behavior problems.
- Each child is different and schools need to provide many kinds of behavior support.
- How schools teach behavior should be based on research and science.
- 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. And it’s used with all students in the school, whether or not they receiving special education services. According to several studies, PBIS leads to better student behavior.