Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports

PBIS is an approach to addressing student behavior.  It provides an infrastructure for school communities to establish socio-emotional intelligence in their students.  PBIS is proactive, addressing the root causes of issues before they develop into problems for students.

PBIS puts the spotlight on positive school culture by rewarding students for doing the right things, while clearly setting expectations for what creates a welcoming and supportive culture at school.

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Schools that implement PBIS incorporate social, emotional, and behavioral skills into the school culture, so students learn these skills just like reading, math, or history.

It is crucial to create behavioral expectations that are clear and concise, so that a kindergartener as well as an 8th grader can easily understand. Schools should pick three to five expectations for behavior, and develop an expectation matrix so students can see what that looks like in all aspects of their school environment. While each school can pick their own behavioral expectations, many have chosen Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Safe. For schools that are looking for their own matrix, Box Out Bullying will help create one for you!

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Box Out Bullying has become the gold standard to kickoff or jumpstart PBIS in schools and school districts.

We specialize in making PBIS and overall Positive School Culture engaging in the following examples:

  • Box Out Bullying can help your school develop an acronym or review the existing one.
  • We also provide a custom handbook explaining your PBIS program and behavioral expectations for new students and families.
  • PBIS implements a common language and provides structure and logical consequences for students. We know that’s what students need to succeed. Clear, consistent messaging is crucial for your bullying prevention program, and Box Out Bullying can help your school site implement your PBIS program.

Many school sites have used the Box Out Bullying assembly to kickoff or jumpstart PBIS. We also run nationally acclaimed parent workshops to promote anti-bullying at home, and to ensure that parents receive the same clear, consistent messages. Part TED-talk part town hall meeting, our parent workshop will strengthening partnerships between your school administration and parents.

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PBIS Behavior Matrix

Settings

Expectations




Hallway

Be Respectful

  • Keep hands and feet to yourself
  • Smile and wave when you pass someone
  • Be mindful of the classes in session

Be Responsible

  • Walk in a single file line
  • Stay on the right side.

Be Ready

  • Keep noise volume at a Level 0
  • Ready for directions




Classroom

Be Respectful

  • Keep hands and feet to yourself
  • Focus on your behavior and work
  • Use school tools properly
  • Be kind to others

Be Responsible

  • Organize self and materials
  • Be honest

Be Ready

  • Be a good listener
  • Raise your hand and wait to be called on
  • Try your best




Cafeteria

Be Respectful

  • Keep hands and feet to yourself
  • Eat your food only

Be Responsible

  • Walk carefully
  • Clean up after self

Be Ready

  • Keep noise volume at level on chart 0,1,2




Bus

Be Respectful

  • Keep hands and feet to yourself

Be Responsible

  • Walk carefully on and off the bus
  • Stay seated facing forward
  • Have your bus tag ready

Be Ready

  • Keep noise volume at a Level 2
  • Listen to driver




Playground

Be Respectful

  • Use equipment properly
  • Play fair
  • Always include others

Be Responsible

  • Play safe
  • Stay in assigned areas

Be Ready

  • Line up when signal is given




Bathroom

Be Respectful

  • Use toilets, sinks, and paper towels appropriately
  • One person in stall

Be Responsible

  • Be quick
  • Walk in and out quietly

Be Ready

  • Be a good example to other students
  • Keep noise volume at a Level 1




Assembly

Be Respectful

  • Stay seated criss-cross-applesauce
  • Eyes and ears on presenter
  • Keep hands and feet to yourself

Be Responsible

  • Walk in and out quietly

Be Ready

  • Keep noise volume at a Level 0
  • Be ready to participate

 

Noise Levels: 0 Silent, 1 Whisper, 2 Inside Voice, 3 Outside Voice

Download Matrix PDF