PBIS (positive behavior interventions and supports) is an architecture for addressing behavior through the prevention-oriented structuring of research-based interventions and supports in a hierarchical and progressive manner for the purpose of improved behavioral and academic outcomes. PBIS is an initialism most well known to those working in schools and similar settings and comes from the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In practice, this generally appears as 3 tiers of increasingly intensive and individualized behavior interventions and supports as well as a system of data collection and analysis.
At Giano, we believe that behavior is learned and, therefore, can be taught. We believe that it is our responsibility to explicitly teach and promote positive behavior. We understand that this is an ongoing process, requiring frequent review and reteaching of expectations. We understand that some students will require targeted and individualized support to express positive behavior.
Multi-Tiered Systems of Support