Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

PBIS Goals

The goal of PBIS is to switch the school's focus from solely providing attention to negative behaviors to reinforcing and giving attention to those demonstrating positive behaviors.  By actively rewarding positive behaviors, more positive behaviors will be generated by all.  As a result of children engaging in more positive behaviors, more time will be spent on instruction rather than discipline!

In order to reward positive behaviors, children must first know what positive behaviors look like so that they can engage in those positive behaviors.  Schools implementing PBIS identify Core Values that every child is taught to achieve.  Next, schools actively teach how the Core Values look like in terms of behavior in various locations throughout the school such as in the classroom, on the playgrounds, at the lunch tables, in the hallways, etc.  Finally, schools implementing PBIS have reward ceremonies for those children who engage in positive behaviors that support the school's Core Values.

At Nesbit all students K-8 are taught our Core Values of being Respectful, Responsible, Safe & Inclusive.  Teachers spend time teaching students what each of these values mean and how they can be good examples of each.  This may be achieved via community circles, read aloud discussions or whole group lessons.  Students are not only taught what the core values are but are also taught what/how each of them looks in various areas around the school.  Specific lessons are taught school-wide so that there is consistency and expectations are understood.  Students modeling positive behavior are rewarded in different ways.  Individual classroom teachers reward positive behavior in their classrooms while ALL school staff can "catch" a Puma being a good good example of our core values and reward them with Puma Tickets throughout the school day.  Puma Tickets can then be used to "purchase" prizes from our Puma Store.  Students and staff are also recognized every Friday during Morning Gathering.  Puma Shout Outs are read aloud and handed out to individuals who have made a positive impact in some way on another Puma.  

Nesbit's PBIS Values and Behavior Matrix

This form provides information on behaviors that are expected in various locations throughout our campus that match our core values.  The principal teaches these behavior expectations and values at Morning Gathering and teachers also actively teach the following in their classrooms: 

Nesbit's PBIS Behavior Matrix

Nesbit Intervention Flowchart 

Nesbit's Core Values