What is PBIS?
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports is a broad range of systemic and individualized strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes in school communities while preventing problem behavior. The key attributes of PBIS include preventive activities, data-based decision making, and a problem solving orientation.
Why Implement PBIS?
Reduction in problem behavior
Increased academic performance
Improved perception of safety
Reduction in bullying behaviors
Increased administrative time for instructional leadership
Reduction in staff turnover
Increased perception of staff efficacy
Improved social-emotional competence
Increased positive school climate and culture
Each morning Edison comes together as a school community to recite our SOAR Promise. Today I will S.O.A.R.; I will be safe, organized, have a good attitude and be respectful and responsible. Students who exhibit SOARing behavior earn Eagle Bucks and Red and Orange Tickets. Students may use Eagle Bucks to attend quarterly incentives and purchase classroom items. Red and orange ticket recipients get to select an item from the prize cart on Fridays.
Each classroom is given a clip chart for students to use. The “Clip Chart” system offers all students significant opportunities to become responsible, productive, and engaged. The “Clip Chart” starts each new day with each student on level “GREEN” and “Ready to learn.” Maintaining a “GREEN” level is the daily goal for all students.
Students may have their individual clip “clipped up” or “clipped down” in response to their choices in class. A “poor choice” may result in a student having to move his or her clip down below “GREEN.” Students have the ability to “clip back up” with improved behavior. This recovery process motivates students to self-monitor and make better choices. “Positive choices” allow students to “clip up” on the color chart. Students who strive for better than “GREEN” may move up the chart to colors like “YELLOW, ORANGE, or RED.” Colors below “GREEN” are BLUE, PURPLE, and PINK.”
The color chart offers a consistent consequence for students and allows them opportunities to work out solutions to their problems and return to a higher level. Teachers will apply this “Clip Chart” to the needs of their individual classrooms, and advise parents of classroom expectations. Non-teaching staff will also be following the color levels and language of the system, as they interact with students outside the classroom.
Noon Supervisors will also recognize positive behavior with praise and incentive tickets. Noon Supervisors will provide assistance/intervention for students exhibiting “BLUE” and “PURPLE” behaviors. Noon Supervisors will advise teachers of any lunch/recess concerns with the use of “Blue Intervention” and “Purple Think” forms. If a child’s behavior presents significant risk, students will be escorted to the office with a “PINK” form. Multiple blue, purple and pink forms on any student may result in a parental conference.