Garden Lakes Elementary began school-wide implementation of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports in 2011. PBIS focuses on creating and sustaining school wide, classroom, and individual systems of support that improve the learning environment for all our students. Our goal is to teach behavioral expectations and then recognize positive behaviors demonstrated by our students.
Our PBIS implementation plan includes clear outcomes, research based practices, and information for problem solving behaviors. All staff members at Garden Lakes Elementary will establish positive learning environments. The staff members will serve as positive role models to students as they teach expected school behaviors.
Our school has a system in place for recognizing and rewarding expected behaviors. By improving the school environment we hope to increase learning time and promote academic and social success for every student. The PBIS team has developed a system of interventions and strategies that are research based to support our students. We have developed a PowerPoint that is shown at the beginning of the year to kick off our PBIS program. The slideshow presents our rules and expectations also known as our “Three R’s.” Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Ready. Also shown are video examples of students in our school modeling positive examples of behavior and non-examples of positive behavior. In addition, we have developed lesson resources to target specific behaviors within our school throughout the school year.