Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports - PBIS
What is PBIS?
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive system approach to help parents and school staff create and maintain a safe, supportive, learning environment, promote positive life skills, and reduce negative behaviors so that all children can succeed in school.
How does PBIS Work?
PBIS focuses on both individual behavior and environmental factors and has proven more effective than punitive discipline strategies, such as suspension and expulsion. PBIS programs can address issues such as bullying prevention, social skills development, resiliency building, and discipline strategies.
What is a PBIS Expectation Matrix?
The PBIS behavior matrix is a chart that clearly communicates Fremont Elementary School's expectations for positive behaviors for students throughout our school. It aides teachers and administrators in teaching, modeling, and reinforcing PBIS in all of the areas of our school including the classroom, hallway, playground, cafeteria, and home. It has been adapted for distance learning, but will again be adapted when we return to campus.
The purpose of a PBIS behavior matrix is to identify and display positive behaviors that meet behavioral expectations across all school contexts and settings. It is a shorthand reference that helps teachers, principals, aides, and parents consistently reinforce a set of key behavioral expectations during students’ daily routines. When it is visibly displayed in the classroom and other settings, it helps to increase students’ understanding of schoolwide expectations and even offers specific examples of actions students can take to meet these expectations.