Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports Month

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, or PBIS, is a collection of ideas used in school to teach desired behavior rather than just punishing undesired behavior. Fort Madison Elementary has adopted this framework and actively implements PBIS in their schools. Improving the school climate is the main goal of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.

The positive school climate that we strive for leads to a feeling of safety, respect, engagement in learning, involvement in school life, shared vision, and involvement of students, teachers, and families. In addition, PBIS can also be mindful of at home, especially due to the shutdown.

The benefits of PBIS:

  • Improves school culture
  • Builds social skills
  • Reduces office discipline referrals
  • Reduces suspensions
  • Increases instructional time
  • Improves social and emotional development
  • Improves school safety
  • Increases student engagement
  • Improves academic performance
  • Increases family involvement
  • Improves faculty retention
  • Improves classroom management

Students – whose entire purpose is to learn – are punished for not knowing how to behave, rather than being taught appropriate behavior.


PBIS Month Schedule: 

The week of May 11-17: How is your child being safe at home? 

May 18-24: How is your child being responsible at home?

May 25-31: How is your child being respectful at home? 

June 1-7: How is your child being safe, responsible, and respectful at home? 

Please share the celebrations of your child’s behavior with us on Facebook over the next month. We look forward to reading your comments.

To read more about PBIS, click here: https://www.pbis.org/

Also, this link on PBIS will give you more information: https://www.pbisrewards.com/blog/what-is-pbis/

In addition, make sure to read this important update from Dr. Slater, click here: https://www.fmcsd.org/2020/05/01/fmcsd-update-from-dr-slater/

To share your PBIS celebrations with us, make sure you’re following the district on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fmcsd

Follow the district on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fmcsd_bloodhounds/

Also, we are on Tik Tok! Follow us: @fmcsdbloodhounds

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