5:1 Ratio Relationship Examples for Your Classroom

November 20, 2015

In an earlier blog, we discussed the PBIS 5 to 1 ratio concept and how it plays an important role in implementing the PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) concept in your classroom. If you follow the PBIS 5 to 1 ratio, you’ll be acknowledging student’s positive behavior at least 5 times more often than you… Read more

Do You Know About the PBIS 5 to 1 Ratio?

November 13, 2015

PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) is an approach designed to increase the amount of positive feedback students receive from educators in an effort to help students succeed both academically and socially. PBIS is not, however, a packaged curriculum. You’ll find plenty of examples online describing how different schools have implemented the PBIS approach, but… Read more

Building a Positive Behavior Environment Takes Time: Here Are Some Shortcuts

November 6, 2015

It takes time to bring about change in any environment, and the same is true for the classroom. If you’re preparing to implement a PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) system in your classroom, there are some shortcuts you can take to create a positive behavior environment relatively quickly. Make PBIS Tangible for the Students… Read more

5 Positive Behavior Management Techniques for Your Classroom

October 15, 2015

There’s a good reason why PBS (Positive Behavioral Support) has become so popular over the past several years: put simply, it works. PBS is an approach used by educators to help students overcome behavioral challenges so they can achieve success on multiple levels – emotionally, socially and academically. By focusing on positive reinforcement rather than… Read more

The Importance of a PBIS Check In Check Out System

September 16, 2015

The PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) approach is designed to establish the social and behavioral support students need in order to reach academic, emotional and social success in a much more effective way than might otherwise be possible. Undesirable behavior can stand in the way of learning. As most educators know, there is no… Read more

How PBIS Reflection Sheets Help Students & Teachers Alike

September 11, 2015

To support efforts to improve school culture and student behavior with PBIS, administrators, teachers and students need to regularly review their individual performance. A PBIS reflection sheet is one touchstone in the ongoing behavior evaluation process. When students do not meet positive behavior expectations, they can use a PBIS reflection sheet to honestly reflect on… Read more

PBIS School-Wide Celebration Ideas

August 26, 2015

When it comes to PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports), it’s not all about adopting and creating well-organized behavioral interactions, or enticing the outcomes of social and academic activities among students. It’s also about the rewards and celebrations that come along with successfully deploying and implementing this approach (because positive behavior support is not just a standardized… Read more

How a PBIS Data Management System Helps School Administration

August 19, 2015

One of the first steps in implementing a PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports) system into a school should be to delegate a team that oversees the commitment and maintenance of the program. In order to effectively implement the system, 80% of the school staff should be committed to integrating the program into the school… Read more

How to Create A School-Wide PBIS Behavior Matrix

August 13, 2015

The PBIS behavior matrix is a chart that clearly communicates your school’s expectations for positive behaviors in various school environments. It aides teachers and administrators in teaching, modeling, and reinforcing PBIS in the classroom, hallway, playground, cafeteria, and home. The purpose of a PBIS behavior matrix is to identify and display positive behaviors that meet… Read more

PBIS Classroom Gamification Motivates Students

July 22, 2015

Classroom gamification is an increasingly popular system for stimulating and motivating students to learn. Games help children and adults alike more deeply engage with learning and with one another–and have more fun in the process. In fact, according to a recent survey of eLearning software users, 79 percent said they would be more productive if… Read more