Positive Behavior Interventions and SupportS
PBIS Encourages success for the whole child
In Northshore, we believe that a school climate that attends to the behavior and social-emotional needs of students is a school that attends to the needs of the whole child. When students feel they are safe, respected, and in control of their emotions and behavior, they are more ready to learn. Schools that examine their practices and develop a system of Positive Behavior Interventions and Support are not only schools that embrace equity, but they are also places where students can learn at high levels.
At Lockwood, We use the acronym "PAWS" as the foundation.
P - Persevere (Eliminate distractions, never stop trying.)
A - Act Responsibly (Know the rules, do the right thing.)
W - Work Together (Show respect, protect each other.)
S - Stay Safe (Follow the rules, all the time.)
Our PBIS team has designed a school-wide "Think Sheet". The idea behind the Think Sheet is for students to reflect on their behavior, as well as to foster a discussion between the student and staff member. This is not a punishment, but rather a time staff sets aside to support students, 1:1, in a positive way.