A transformational approach to behavior management

The positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) framework is a proactive, preventive approach to behavior management in schools.

In contrast to traditional behavior management, which focuses on how to react to unwanted behaviors, PBIS focuses on teaching and acknowledging expected behaviors while responding to problem behaviors in ways that don’t reinforce them. The result is a shift from a reactive, punitive environment to one that empowers and supports students.

PBIS Indiana, part of Indiana University’s Indiana Institute on Disability and CommunityCenter on Education and Lifelong Learning, helps educators throughout the state bring PBIS to their districts and schools by providing training, technical support, and resources.