What is PBIS?
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an approach to teaching and supporting positive behaviors and meeting the needs of ALL students. This school-wide approach to discipline focuses on building a safe and positive environment in which all students can learn.
The foundation of PBIS at Riverside School is the four building-wide expectations:
- Be Safe
- Be Respectful
- Be Responsible
- Be Productive
In addition to our behavior expectations, PBIS has three other components: 1) a behavior matrix which explains behavior expectations in each school setting; 2) direct teaching and modeling of the expectations; and 3) PBIS recognition slips (Bruno Bucks).