Positive Behavior Supports at AAES
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

About PBIS

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) involves a proactive, comprehensive, and systemic continuum of support designed to provide opportunities to all students, including students with disabilities and second language learners, to achieve social, behavioral, and learning success. This is accomplished by examining the factors that impact behavior as well as the relationships between environment and behavior.

PBIS is not a program or a curriculum but rather a systems approach to enhance the capacity of schools and districts to adopt and sustain the use of evidence-based practices for all students. A major advance in school-wide discipline is the emphasis on school-wide systems of support that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments. Instead of using a patchwork of individual behavioral management plans, a continuum of positive behavior support for all students within a school is implemented in areas including the classroom and non classroom settings (such as hallways, restrooms). PBIS also works to improve the overall school climate, decrease reactive management, maximize academic achievement for all students, integrate academic and behavioral initiatives, and address the specific needs of students with severe emotional and behavioral concerns (Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, 2008).  SERC (State Education resource center)

One component to implementing PBIS at Andrew Avenue School is with our STAR program.  Our STAR program provides a common language for all faculty to recognise students for exhibiting STAR behavior.  It sets school wide expectations for behavior and safety.

Each month all students earn “STAR slips” for exhibiting STAR behavior.  At the end of each month, students vote on their peers to choose who will be the STAR student of the month.  The STAR students of the month are then recognised at our school wide assembly for their STAR behavior.  Also, during our assembly, a raffle is held for each class using all of the STARS students have earned throughout the month.  The more stars a student earns the greater the chance of winning!  Andrew Avenue’s STAR program encourages students to be STAR students.

Yellow, Star - Free vector graphics on PixabaySTAR STUDENT BEHAVIORYellow, Star - Free vector graphics on Pixabay

Safe:  Keeps hands and self to others

      Practices self control

Try my best: Is attentive during class

    Participates in learning

    Follows directions

    Stives to produce quality work

    Uses time appropriately

    Asks for help when needed

    Completes assignments both in class and at home

Awesome attitude:  Cooperates with peers and adults

 Works well with others

                             Is cheerful and upbeat


Respect to self and others: Is kind & uses kind words

Takes care of property

    Resolves conflict with others properly

Works without distracting others

Plays and interacts well with others

Respects the property and rights of others



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