What is PBIS?
We base our school-wide discipline policy on the PBIS philosophy. Holland Middle School supports our students by providing proactive strategies that defines and teaches appropriate student behaviors in a positive school environment. We provide a positive environment in all areas including the classroom and non-classroom settings (such as hallways, restrooms).
- Common purpose and approach to discipline
- Clear set of positive expectations and behaviors
- Procedures for teaching expected behavior
- Continuum of procedures for encouraging expected behavior
- Continuum of procedures for discouraging inappropriate behavior
- Procedures for on-going monitoring and evaluation
- Active Supervision
We will teach PBIS by:
- Showing students the behavior we expect.
- Example: Appropriate bus riding behavior: Teachers model getting on the bus, off the bus, sitting with hands and feet out of the aisle and to themselves, no yelling.
- Having students show their understanding of the behavior by repeating it:
- Example: Have students repeat steps shown by doing what they saw being modeled.
- Reinforcing positive behavior:
- Give positive feedback and reward appropriate behavior.
- As a school, we create consistency in expectations and culture
- PBIS Helps kids learn acceptable behavior
- PBIS Helps keep kids and schools safe