Positive Behavior Intervention and Support: Words of Accountability

Positive Behavior and Intervention Support (PBIS) programs will be weakened if educators perceive them as only a “warm and soft” approach to handling discipline in their school. Warmth, care, and encouragement are absolutely essential in dealing with student behavior issues; however, these perceived “softer” social qualities must be combined with a respectful and appropriate measure of accountability.…

Positive Behavior Intervention and Support: Words of Understanding

Words of Understanding demonstrate a conscious, deliberate effort to understand someone else’s perspective by putting yourself in their position, putting yourself in their shoes, seeing things through their eyes, and hearing things through their ears. Simple Choice2When individual student issues arise, these words demonstrate the desire to truly understand “what’s going on” with the student by asking thoughtful questions that get to the root of the problem.…