Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) is a school wide discipline system for creating positive school environments through the use of proactive strategies that define, teach and reinforce appropriate behaviors. PBIS is based on the principles of applied behavior analysis and is a proactive approach to establishing supports that:

    •Improve the social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success
    •Makes challenging behavior less effective, efficient and relevant.

    At the beginning of the school year and right after each long break, such as winter break, students are provided instructions on each guideline in each area of the school/community. Instruction includes examples and non-examples of the expected behavior. For example, students are shown what it looks like to be responsible in the hallway (walking directly to and from destination), and what it looks like to NOT be responsible in the hallway (running or stopping to look in each window of classrooms as walking to and from destination). Students earn "PESOS" for good behavior and they are able to spend the "PESOS" in the school store and other fun events throughout the school year.  http://go.kickboardforschools.com/LP_Q217-03_MKT_paid_pbis-playbook?utm_source=adwords-search-tofu-pbis-behavior-support&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=positive%20behavioral%20support&matchtype=b&device=c&gclid=CjwKCAjwmf_4BRABEiwAGhDfSbKt4q0zEIb7eMA2Q6DdZVG2GX7ucyKTW0gpEhkohQJb5nBjIOyL2RoCGAQQAvD_BwE



    Soft Skills

    Our school teaches soft skills which are a combination of people skills, social skills, communication skills, character or personality traits, and attitudes. In addition, students learn problem-solving skills, teamwork and critical thinking skills also provides an opportunity for students to be successful in a new area, therefore having the potential to boost their confidence and ability to connect with and lead groups of peers in activities.

    Soft skills are the other nonacademic skills students acquire to help them succeed in life. They often include social emotional skills, critical thinking skills, and skills that facilitate positive interactions with others and the ability to overcome challenges. https://learnwelleducation.com/the-importance-of-teaching-soft-skills-in-todays-classrooms/