Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS)

Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) is an organized approach of teaching pro-social expectations that focuses on teaching, modeling and acknowledging positive behaviors. At ICS, our expectations for our students are to be 'Respectful', 'Responsible' and 'Dedicated'. Over the course of the school year, students are taught these expectations and are encouraged to demonstrate their proficiency in being 'Respectful', 'Responsible' and 'Dedicated' in their classroom, in the school community and in the world. Activities, events and school functions highlight and celebrate the students' success with becoming global citizens who internalize the importance of showing and receiving respect and responsibility.

Key Elements of PBIS

  • Outcomes: Academic and behavior targets that are endorsed and emphasized by students, families, and educators
  • Practices: Interventions and strategies that are evidence based
  • Data: Information that is used to identify status, need for change, and effects of interventions
  • Systems: Supports that are needed to enable the accurate and durable implementation of the practices of PBIS

Links & resources to help enrich your PBIS experience
The Behavior Doctor: Laura Riffel, aka The Behavior Doctor, is responsible for maintaining the national PBIS web-site. This site features her own work designed to compliment and supplement the national site. The site contains useful presentations and tools .