Positive Behavior Intervention & Support (PBIS) at Salem Elementary School
What is PBIS?
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture and needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success. Attention is focused on creating and sustaining primary (school-wide), secondary (classroom), and tertiary (individual) systems of support that improve lifestyle results (personal, health, social, family, work, recreation) for all youth by making targeted misbehavior less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional.
How is PBIS used at Salem?
SPOT is a key component of PBIS at Salem. SPOT stands for behaviors that all Salem students know, understand and model — Show Respect, Practice Self-Control, Own Your Actions, Think Safe.
A variety of programs and methods are used by the teachers and staff throughout the year to reinforce these principles including handing out SPOT tickets to students displaying appropriate behavior, the PALS program, teacher knowlege-sharing activties & tools, and Spotlight awards.
How does the PTA support this program?
The PTA is committed to supporting the PBIS program as a means of creating a safe and supportive environment for all students. Specific resources the PTA provides to support this program includes: