Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) is an approach Anson Jones uses to improve school safety and promote positive behavior. At its heart, PBIS calls on teachers to teach kids about behavior, just as they would teach about any other subject—like reading or math. PBIS recognizes that kids can only meet behavior expectations if they know what the expectations are. A hallmark of a school using PBIS is that everyone knows what’s appropriate behavior. Throughout the school day—in class, at lunch and during dismissal—kids understand what’s expected of them.
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