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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

5 Reasons Why PBIS Positive Rewards Work

June 19, 2015

PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support) is an approach used by school personnel to establish evidence-based behavioral interventions to help students achieve success in social, emotional, and academic areas. One of the tenets of this proactive approach to behavior management involves eliminating punishment and shifting the focus to positive reinforcement to encourage advanced student behaviors. This can… Read more

How The PBIS Discipline System Builds Positive School Culture

June 15, 2015

The Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support–or PBIS—philosophy is influencing school-wide disciplinary methods nationwide. According to the Wisconsin PBIS Network, “The PBIS model has been successfully implemented in thousands of schools in over 40 states, resulting in dramatic reductions in disciplinary interventions and increases in academic achievement.” Historically, schools have disciplined students with negative reinforcement, through… Read more

PBIS Data Collection Systems Lead to Better Solutions

June 9, 2015

PBIS data collection systems help to monitor school-wide PBIS progress, improve PBIS program implementation, and identify students who are at risk for problematic behavior. School administrators and teachers can make better informed decisions about discipline, interventions, and rewards based on consistently collected and properly analyzed data. And school leaders at all levels can use data… Read more

How PBIS Incentive Rewards Increase Intrinsic Motivation

May 30, 2015

PBIS is much more than a rewards program. It is true that it aims to reduce disciplinary actions and punishments in favor of more positive interventions and positive reinforcement, but that does not mean that it is only about rewarding students, or that it fails to address disruptive behavior. PBIS incentive rewards work by gently motivating students to take… Read more

Wide Ranging Benefits of PBIS Tracking Software

We’ve entered the 21st century, and screens, devices, and ever-advancing technologies are ubiquitous. It is important that our schools help students become techologically adept, preparing them to thrive in any future career or passion. What’s more, when students are allowed to make use of their technological skills in school, they tend to be more curious,… Read more

PBIS Guidelines for Success

May 9, 2015

PBIS guidelines for success start with the support and cooperation of everyone, actively depending on the involvement of a whole school community to affect behavior and to minimize learning disruptions. A school-wide PBIS system engages teachers, administrators, counselors, and staff in proactive strategies that define, teach, and support positive student behaviors to create a more productive… Read more

Student Privacy Pledge

April 9, 2015

Team(You) is a signatory to the Student Privacy Pledge At Team(You), we do security and student privacy really well, and we are proud of that. We are glad that others care as much as we do, and we are happy to be signatories of the Student Privacy Pledge by the good folks FPF and SIIA. Reprinted… Read more

Financial Education is Broken

April 6, 2015

Financial Education is Broken; Can we Borrow From Successful Education Campaigns and Triumph Over Financial Irresponsibility? Our CEO maintains that financial education is broken, but our schools can turn that around. Head over to, and read Cynthia’s article:  

Our First 8,000 Students

March 23, 2015

Team(You) has a long and successful history of engaging students. Over 8,000 students have accumulated over 2 million points, and gained a sophisticated understanding of how their decisions impact their own lives. Team(You) is the web version of an innovative bank and incentive system used at the Bresee Foundation, an after school program in inner-city… Read more