What is PBIS?
One of the Healthy Indicators of Iowa Schools is the Positive Behavior Intervention Supports Model or what is commonly referred to as PBIS. What I truly appreciate about PBIS is that it relates to our Skill or Will model of supporting students at Crestwood. Many people believe that students come to school and "automatically" understand how to act appropriately in the common areas of schools. Common areas would be the classroom, hallway, playground, lunchroom and restroom. Due to culture changes across the nation, this belief is no longer true. We teach and reteach the expected behaviors, how to act appropriately, in each of these areas and instead of the focus being punitive, the focus is rewarding students for acting appropriately. At Crestwood, we refer to these practices as Cadet Pride! Mrs. McCabe is our lead teacher in our PBIS initiative and this year, she reached out to Notre Dame School, and we partnered with them by utilizing their carnival games to celebrate our students making good choices. Above, Mrs. McCabe explains our expected behaviors and the carnival focus, below the outline of PBIS is explained here. If you want to learn more about PBIS, the website can be found at pbis.org.
Positive Behavior Intervention Supports
Teaching & Reaching Students for Cadet Pride!
|Junior High Student Council Students Led MATH Games|
as a part of the PBIS Carnival!
|Kim Witt is shown here with a student who|
won a wonderful prize at the carnival!