Building Positive Behavior Practices

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PBIS is a program to encourage positive behaviors in schools. Originally developed for use in special education, it is rapidly becoming known for the school-wide program to encourage positive behavior in all students.

Commonly called School-Wide PBIS, or SWPBS the program works to improve student academic and behavior outcomes. It provides an operational framework for achieving these outcomes. SWPBS is not a curriculum, intervention or practice, but it is a decision making framework that guides selection, integration and implementation of the best evidence-based academic and behavioral practices for improving important academic and behavior outcomes for all students.

A component of the program is Bullying prevention.  Online tools and resources are available through the website. Even if you choose not to use SWPBS, the bullying prevention program is a great piece to incorporate into any school or classroom.

Get more information, download tools and resources on the PBIS Website.

When incorporating these ideas into your school, some positive reinforcement can go a long way in achieving and sustaining a positive behavioral environment.









Character Building Kits such as the Anti-Bullying Kit or Caught Doing Good Kit are perferct for incorporating into your plan.

Rewards for positive behavior can be a strong motivator. Some Ideas are:

  • Award tokens
  • Dog Tags
  • Ribbons
  • Stickers
  • Certificates

Encouraging positive behavior is an ever evolving practice. Learning what works and how kids respond is the biggest challenge.

Share your ideas for encouraging positive behaviors, we’d love to hear them!