Prepared Respectful Involved Dependable Empathetic
What is PBIS?
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a framework to teaching and supporting positive behaviors and meeting the needs of ALL students. This school-wide approach to discipline focuses on building a safe and positive environment in which all students can learn. Emphasis is given to the impact of implementing PBIS on the social, emotional and academic outcomes for students.The following 5 PRIDE expectations are the foundation of PBIS within the Pocono Mountain School District:Be PreparedBe RespectfulBe InvolvedBe DependableBe EmpatheticThe goal of the PRIDE framework is to educate students on the District's behavioral expectations in order to maximize the academic success of all students. Throughout the District, students follow PRIDE rules, are prepared, show respect, get involved, are dependable, and are empathetic toward others.
Throughout the school year, students are taught appropriate behaviors according to the five expectations. Teachers help students learn what the expectations “look” and “sound” like in every setting during the school day. These lessons are re-taught and reinforced throughout the school year, and become a regular part of the instructional program. Data on behavioral outcomes is collected and analyzed to determine student progress toward school-wide behavioral goals and expectations.