PBS (Positive Behavior Support)Goal for PBS is to provide a supportive environment for personal, social and academic growth for students and staff.
Classroom design
  • 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

Classroom Expectations
  • “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
  • Explain
  • Specify student behaviors
  • Practice
  • Monitor
  • Review
Classroom Routines
Key Concepts
  • 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
Key Points
  • Consequences follow behavior
  • Consequences may be positive or negative
Positive consequences are delivered to:
  1. Provide immediate feedback that behavior is acceptable or desired
  2. Increase likelihood behavior will BE repeated, i.e., reinforced.
  3. Examples:
    • Teacher praise
    • Demonstrations of teacher approval
    • Positive feedback
    • Points (leading to privileges and rewards)
    • Contingent use of breaks, privileges
Negative consequences are delivered to:
  1. Provide immediate feedback that behavior is unacceptable
  2. Increase likelihood behavior will NOT BE repeated, i.e. punished.
  3. Examples:
    • Loss of teacher attention and approval
    • Loss of privileges
    • Time out or removal from activity
    • Restitution or make-up service help
    • Isolation
    • Response cost
    • Parent contact and conference