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    W.H. Robinson Elementary School is a PBIS school.



    Brief Answer


    1. What does PBIS stand for?

    “PBIS” is short for Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports. This language comes directly from the 1997 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).


    PBIS is used interchangeably with SWPBS, which is short for “School-wide Positive Behavior Supports.”


    PBIS is based on principles of applied behavior analysis and the prevention approach and values of positive behavior support.




    2. What is PBIS?

    PBIS is a framework or approach for assisting school personnel in adopting and organizing evidence-based behavioral interventions into an integrated continuum that enhances academic and social behavior outcomes for all students.


    PBIS IS NOT a packaged curriculum, scripted intervention, or manualized strategy.


    PBIS IS a prevention-oriented way for school personnel to (a) organize evidence-based practices, (b) improve their implementation of those practices, and (c) maximize academic and social behavior outcomes for students.


    PBIS supports the success of all students.



    3.  What does PBIS have to do with school discipline and classroom management?

    Effective classroom management and preventive school discipline are essential for supporting teaching and learning.



    PBIS goes further by emphasizing that classroom management and preventive school discipline must be integrated and working together with effective academic instruction in a positive and safe school climate to maximize success for all students.



    *Above information take from https://www.pbis.org/school/swpbis-for-beginners/pbis-faqs Nov, 11, 2016



    PAWS is the PBIS matrix that is used at WHR.  Each letter of PAWS reflects an attribute students should follow.  Students are rewarded for exhibiting positive PAWS behavior.


    PBIS Matrix


    **Further information can be accessed by visiting https://www.pbis.org