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PBS (Positive Behavior Support)
Goal for PBS is to provide a supportive environment for personal, social and academic growth for students and staff.
room to stimulate
Design room to accomplish instructional goals and objectives
Keep high traffic areas free of congestion
Make commonly used materials easily accessible
Ensure all students can see and hear presentations and displays
“What you expect is what you get.”
Expectations set the stage for learning and behavior control.
Expectations need to be taught.
Apply standard instructional practices for teaching classroom expectations
Extend school-wide expectations to classrooms
Select functional expectations
Specifically state the expectations
Identify three to five expectations
Express in positive terms
Involve students in process as appropriate
Select observable and measurable expectations
Teaching procedures: Use Five Steps for Teaching Expectations
Specify student behaviors
Routines are specific procedures used for the day to day running of the classroom
The goal is for students to follow the routines independently
Routines need to be taught.
Consequences positive and negative
Consequences follow behavior
Consequences may be positive or negative
Positive consequences are delivered to:
Provide immediate feedback that behavior is acceptable or desired
Increase likelihood behavior will BE repeated, i.e., reinforced.
Demonstrations of teacher approval
Points (leading to privileges and rewards)
Contingent use of breaks, privileges
Negative consequences are delivered to:
Provide immediate feedback that behavior is unacceptable
Increase likelihood behavior will NOT BE repeated, i.e. punished.
Loss of teacher attention and approval
Loss of privileges
Time out or removal from activity
Restitution or make-up service help
Parent contact and conference
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