Going Green with SW-PBS
In an effort to conserve on paper and supplies this coming year and comply with University regulations we will be “Going Green!” For more information on this initiative, click here.
What is SW-PBS?
Student discipline is a leading factor in disrupting the teaching and learning processes in the classroom, often resulting in the exclusion of students during the class period or throughout the school day. School-wide Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) provides a model for a school wide approach for implementing a system of discipline or positive behavioral interventions and supports.
Students learn appropriate behavior in the same way they learn to read - through instruction, practice, feedback, and encouragement.
Why use SW-PBS?
School-wide discipline has often focused mainly on reacting to specific student misbehavior by implementing punishment-based strategies. Research has shown that the implementation of punishment, especially when it is used inconsistently and in the absence of other positive strategies, is ineffective. Introducing, modeling, and reinforcing positive social behavior is an important aspect of a student's educational experience. Teaching behavioral expectations and rewarding students for following them is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehavior to occur before responding.
Schools, pre-kindergarten through high school, consistently implementing SW-PBS:
How does the SW-PBS process work?
When setting up a school-wide system of discipline or positive behavioral interventions and supports, the following steps should be followed:
Leadership Teams for SW-PBS
A leadership team is needed to lead the assessment and action planning process. The objective of the team is to increase capacity in four primary areas: