Positive Behavior Interventions and Support

  • Positive Behavior Support is best described as an organizing structure rather than a program. It provides a framework for identifying school rules, teaching students the expected behavior in order to follow those rules and socially reinforcing students for making positive choices. The process involves restructuring all learning environments for the purpose of equipping students for behavioral success in school and in life. Since Turlock Unified School District began implementing Positive Behavior Supports, we have seen a substantial drop in suspension rates across the District.

    A Positive School Climate is accomplished through instruction of agreed upon Positive Behavior Expectations which are taught, acknowledged, and corrected by all staff and welcoming school culture. Most students will succeed when a positive school culture is promoted, informative corrective feedback is provided, academic success is maximized, and pro-social/emotional skills are taught and acknowledged.

Key Terms in PBIS

  • Discipline

  • Consequence

  • Intervention

Using PBIS to Correct Minor Misbehaviors

  • Objectively Describe Behavior

  • Immediate Response

  • Teach Behavioral Expectations, Social Skills, and Procedures

  • Identify Contributing Environmental Factors

  • Modify the Environment Based on Identified Environmental Factors