ERIC Number: ED451658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS) System. EP Notes. Effective Practices Technical Assistance Bulletin.
Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.
This bulletin, the first technical assistance bulletin produced by the Special Education Effective Practices Section of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, is intended to share research-based promising practices with educators including family members, teachers, building administrators, and paraprofessionals. It discusses the particulars of implementing a school-wide positive behavior intervention and support (PBIS) system, and describes the five steps involved in implementing this type of systems-based change, including: (1) forming a team; (2) establishing need, priorities, and commitment; (3) drafting a mission statement; (4) developing working structures, such as an action plan that involves describing staff responsibilities, securing staff commitment, and detailing activities, resources, and schedules for achieving the school's behavioral support needs; and (5) developing maintenance structures. Examples are provided of team decisions that result in encouraging positive behavior. The bulletin also includes a list of five steps for making social skills instruction effective, including teaching the skill, demonstrating the skill, providing an opportunity to practice that skill, reviewing and testing the skill, ad embedding the skill into the curriculum. (CR)
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Discipline Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Policy Formation, Positive Reinforcement, Teacher Collaboration, Teamwork
Division of Special Education. Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480. Tel: 573-751-0187; Fax: 573-526-4404; Web site: http://www.coe.missouri.edu.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.