Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible
What is PBIS?Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a positive, proactive approach to discipline. All staff members are aware of the behavioral expectations and will work to ensure students are receiving the same message, regardless of the setting they are in or the adult they come in contact with. PBIS teaches children the expected behaviors in all school settings. It recognizes and rewards those positive behaviors when they occur and consistently reinforces meaningful consequences when the expected behaviors do not occur. Research states that when children are in positive, predictable environments they have better grades, better behavior, higher self esteem, better school attendance and an increased motivation to succeed.
Reward SystemAs part of Brookside's PBIS our students are taught the expectations that they need to follow in all areas of our school. When they are "spotted" following the school's expectations they are given a dalmatian ticket. Every 6 weeks students have the opportunity to count up their tickets and trade them in for a reward. Rewards include small and large prizes at our school store, reading a story to a class of their choice, an extra outdoor recess, a free kid's meal at Applebee's or Chili's, and once during the year a special after school activity is offered. This year we will be adding a raffle to our reward menu. When students turn their tickets in every 6 weeks the tickets will be put into a raffle for each grade level, names will be picked and students can win Brookside apparel, drawstring backpacks and water bottles (raffle items may change throughout the school year).
A Role for ParentsParent involvement in all aspects of their child’s education is often the key to the child’s success. This is particularly true when there are behavioral concerns. Parent communication with the school and participation in school activities can provide academic and behavioral support as well as help develop a healthy school climate.
How can parents help?
- Work to develop a positive school climate.
- Participate on the leadership team.
- Teach your children the importance of school-wide expectations at home, at school, and in the community.
- Volunteer in school activities.
- Support with teaching and reinforcement of expectations in home and community settings.
- Help with school efforts to advertise the program to the community.
- Work to gather community resources (earn funds, canvas local merchants for participation) for creating and maintaining the program.
- Take part in the instruction and reinforcement systems if your child is part of a classroom or individual intervention program.
- Celebrate your child’s successes.
2016-2017 Brookside Leadership Team -To Be Announced