Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an educational framework that uses novel, proactive approaches to discipline, learning, and student-teacher interaction within schools.
The goal of PBIS is to create a positive, beneficial environment for students, teachers, and school staff. PBIS is built on research-based, proven techniques; every decision in the approach is based in data.
PBIS is implemented by several Sheppard Pratt schools in collaboration with state, local, and community agencies throughout Maryland and across the Mid-Atlantic region.
What is PBIS?
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an approach
How does PBIS help kids?
Many kids come to our schools lacking some foundational communication and social skills; through a PBIS framework, we teach them the rules and expectations for positive behavior at school, and continuously constructively reinforce those behaviors throughout all school settings. PBIS is about supporting students, encouraging them to make good decisions. These efforts result in a positive, school-wide energy.
One of the foundational goals of PBIS is to encourage favorable staff-to-student relationships. We work to promote positive student
A recent study showed that in high schools that implement PBIS, there were statistically significantly lower rates of illegal drug and alcohol use.
Implementation of PBIS can contribute to a more supportive and positive school-wide climate.