PBIS / Center of Success
Booker T. Washington HS is making the best better withPositive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)What is PBIS?PBIS is an exciting proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success. Here, at Washington High School we plan to accomplish this task by introducing three concepts; Be Respectful, Be on Time and Be Willing to Learn. Our attention will focus on creating an environment that allows for the growth of all our students by making targeted misbehavior less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional.How does it work?A key strategy of the PBIS process is intervention. The majority of students follow the school's expectations, but are never acknowledged for their positive behavior. Through instruction, comprehension and regular practice, all stakeholders use a consistent set of behavior expectations and rules. When some students do not respond to teaching of the behavioral rules, PBIS schools view it as an opportunity for re-teaching, not just punishment.