PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) is a school-wide discipline system that places an emphasis on school-wide systems of support for all school stakeholders. School-wide PBIS includes proactive strategies for defining, teaching, modeling, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments for all stakeholders. Instead of using a punitive approach of individual behavioral management plans, a continuum of positive behavior support for all stakeholders within a school is implemented in areas including the classroom and non-classroom settings, such as hallways, cafeteria, and restrooms. Positive behavior support is an application of a behaviorally research-based systems approach to enhance the capacity of schools, families, and communities to design effective environments that improve the link between research-based practices and the environments in which teaching and learning occurs. With PBIS attention is focused on creating and sustaining school-wide, classroom based, and individual systems of support that yield holistic results for all stakeholders by making targeted behaviors less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more frequent and recognized.

Here at Imagine Foundations at Leeland, we will be utilizing the teacher-tool Classroom Dojo as our PBIS tracking tool. Throughout our campus, all teachers will be using Classroom Dojo to be able to recognize and reward the students with positive behaviors who are adhering to the school-wide expectations, while indicating student behaviors that are in need of improvement. Monthly students will be notified of the “School-Wide Incentive of the Month” and the targeted number of Classroom Dojo points needed to participate.

In the event you would like to know more about Classroom Dojo and your students progress and the school-wide expectations, feel free to contact your student’s teacher or view the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaeNSYJvrn0