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PBIS (Positive Behaviour Interventions and Supports)

October 20, 2022

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an approach schools use to promote school safety and good behavior. With PBIS, schools teach kids about behavior expectations and strategies. The focus of PBIS is prevention, not punishment. Many kids struggle with behavior in school. When schools react only with punishment, students don’t learn the skills they need to improve. That’s where positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) comes in. With PBIS, schools teach students positive behaviour strategies, just as they would teach about any other subject. PBIS recognizes that students can only meet behavior expectations if they know what the expectations are. Everyone learns what’s considered appropriate and expected behavior and they use a common language to talk about it. Throughout the school day — in class, at lunch, and on the bus — students understand what’s expected of them. According to research PBIS leads to better student behavior. In many schools that use PBIS, students get fewer detentions and suspensions. They also earn better grades. There is also some evidence that PBIS may lead to less bullying.

Please see the attachment for the common area expectations at Ecole Sir William Osler.

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