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PBiS: Positive Behavior Interventions and Support 

Parents and Guardians Guide to PBiS at Home
Enjoy this resource while working to incorporate PBiS in your home. This tool will be added to on a regular basis to help support students and families at home during this time. 

What is PBiS? 
PBiS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Support. PBiS is a framework and tools to help enhance positive student learning, social behavior outcomes, self-esteem and confidence. It is designed to set clear expectations for behavior and follow up with positive words and reinforcements to help reach those expectations. 

PBiS Big Ideas:

  • Increase positive learning for all
  • Decrease inappropriate behaviors
  • Increase social and emotional success

PBis Can it help at home? Yes it can!
It can help by: 

  • Setting clear learning expectations for your student's day
  • Setting clear schedules and/or tasks list to help your student know what their day/week looks like
  • Helps adult and child stay calm and work together in a positive and supportive way
  • Working to set a consistent and predictable learning setting for your student

Daily Schedule Example
A written schedule can be very helpful for children, but also the adults. It lets children know what their tasks are for the day, but also helps them to see when they have completed a task. Schedules can be for a whole day or can be broken into morning and afternoon tasks. This schedule goes nicely with the positive praise chart, because when you check if the task is completed on the schedule, you add a check to the positive praise chart.

  • Breakfast
  • Math Flash Card (adding and multiplication)
  • 2 Math worksheets
  • Math online (Zearn, IXL, Xtra Math
  • Snack
  • Arts and Crafts (painting, coloring, etc.)
  • Read for 30 minutes
  • Recess (going for a family walk, indoor scavenger hunt, yoga for kids, dance video, dance to music)

CES PBiS 3R's (CES Behavioral Expectations You Can Follow at Home)

  1. Respectful
  2. Responsible and Safe
  3. Ready to Learn

PBiS at Home
What can parents/guardians do to encourage positive behavior at home? 

  • Talk with your child about the best part of their day
  • Ask how they have been Respectful, Responsible and Safe, and Ready to Learn at school/home
  • Model good behavior for your child(ren)
  • Encourage their good behavior by specifically acknowledging it ("Thank you for picking up your laundry." or "You did a great job working on your multiplication.")
  • Help your child to be on time to school at home and stick to your daily schedule
  • Participate in your child's school learning and activities
  • Communicate regularly with your child's teacher
  • Make your own behavior expectations together for your home

Ways to Encourage Expected Behaviors at Home