A key feature of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is the teaching of behavior expectations. Students are taught how to behave appropriately in various school settings by the school staff, who typically monitor the students in these settings. The teaching of behavioral procedure involves the same strategies as the teaching of academics. Specific lesson plans are developed and implemented throughout the school year.
Evaluating Behavior Expectations
- Are three to five broad behavior expectations identified for your school?
- Are the behavior expectations short statements?
- Are the behavior expectations memorable?
- (e.g., tie into school theme, mnemonic device, etc.)
- Are the behavior expectations stated positively?
- (i.e., what students should be doing rather than what they should not be doing)
Example Behavior Expectations