Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based, data-driven framework proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a school’s sense of safety and support improved academic outcomes. More than 22,000 U.S. schools are implementing PBIS and saving countless instructional hours otherwise lost to discipline. The premise of PBIS is that continual teaching, combined with acknowledgement or feedback of positive student behavior will reduce unnecessary discipline and promote a climate of greater productivity, safety and learning. PBIS schools apply a multi-tiered approach to prevention, using disciplinary data and principles of behavior analysis to develop school-wide, targeted and individualized interventions and supports to improve school climate for all students. (OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports, 2009)
Interested in School Wide PBIS?
The Georgia PBIS Strategic Plan
Georgia's PBIS LEAs and Schools
The Georgia Department of Education recognizes districts and schools for supporting positive school climate through the implementation of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework. The purpose of the recognition system is to identify schools that exemplify best practices in the implementation of Tier 1, (PBIS). To qualify for state recognition, system schools must be in a LEA with active support through a District Leadership Team, District Coordinator, and a district action plan. The LEA must be actively supported by the GaDOE Team, and the school must be implementing for at least 1 school year.
For a full description of the 3 recognition levels, see Recognition Levels.
Recognition and End of Year Resources
Learning Climate Videos
The Get Georgia Reading Campaign just released five new Early Learning Climate videos created for administrators, teachers, parents, policymakers—anyone with a stake in creating healthy classrooms in Georgia—that show how to apply positive learning climate practices in everyday, real-life classroom scenarios.
We encourage you to use this valuable resource in your trainings, curriculums, presentations, keynotes, and anywhere else you can think of.
Here is the link to the press release on the Get Georgia Reading website, where you can also view and download the videos.
“Georgia Education Leaders Release Videos to Demonstrate Safe, Secure, Positive Learning Environments for All Children”
These videos are the result of a collaboration among Metro Regional Education Service Agency, Bright From the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, and the Georgia Department of Education and were funded by a grant from the David, Helen, and Marian Woodward Fund—Atlanta.