What is PBIS?
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success. This includes establishing clear expectations in all areas of school. PBIS places a strong emphasis on recognizing positive behavior, while also receiving instruction on expected behavior and corrective behavior.
Tier 1 practices and systems establish a foundation of regular, proactive support while preventing unwanted behaviors. Schools provide these universal supports to all students, school-wide. Learn more about Tier 1.
Tier 2 practices and systems support students who are at risk for developing more serious problem behaviors before those behaviors start. These supports help students develop the skills they need to benefit from core programs at the school. Learn more about Tier 2.
At Tier 3, students receive more intensive, individualized support to improve their behavioral and academic outcomes. At this level, schools rely on formal assessments to determine a student’s need. Learn more about Tier 3.
PBIS at Norris Intermediate School
At Norris Intermediate our school-wide expectations are: Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible.
Students are rewarded for displaying school-wide expectations with individual rewards, classroom rewards and school-wide rewards.
- Individual rewards include things such as Titan Trophies, which are given to students for displaying one of the expectations. Titan Trophies can be drawn for special prizes and rewards both at the classroom and school-wide level.
- Classroom rewards may include an extra recess, free choice time, or other special rewards that teachers may choose for their classrooms.
- School-wide rewards include a weekly Titan Trophy drawing from each grade which includes special prizes and recognition. It may also include a school-wide tailgate, movie or no homework night. School-wide rewards are chosen by both staff and/or students.
Students receive special instruction regarding positive behavior expectations.
- All teachers review building expectations and procedures at the beginning of the year.
- Students learn positive behavior lessons each month as a school.
- Students receive weekly reminders on school expectations.
- Some students receive individualized instruction on expected behaviors.
- Think Sheets are used as a tool to address behavior in a reteaching manner, while helping children learn the effects of chosen behavior and relearn expected positive replacement behaviors.