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Positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) is a way for schools to encourage good behavior. With PBIS, kids learn about behavior, just as they learn other subjects like math or science. The key to PBIS is prevention, not punishment.

At Clark School, we emphasize our good behavior by our Code of Conduct, which is to... Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Safe!!!

Students can use their STAR cards in the STAR Student Store twice a month. Check out the prizes on the STAR board to see what can be earned!

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Students can use their STAR cards in the STAR Student Store twice a month. Check out the prizes on the STAR board to see what can be earned!

PBIS at Home

Behavior Strategies Parents Can Use

Think about things your child really enjoys and finds rewarding or motivating. What are a few of your child's favorite activities?

How to Use PBIS at Home
Research shows that when behavior expectations are clearly established and taught in the home, children's problem behavior is prevented or reduced. If it works at school, it can work at home, right? Here is a plan to get started:

  1. Set clear expectations
  2. Hold a family meeting
  3. Use a positive reinforcement for appropriate behaviors
  4. Use consequences for problem behaviors
Step One in Using PBIS at Home
  • Create a behavior matrix that establishes expected behaviors for essential routines at home.
  • Use the 3B's that your children know from school:
    • Be Safe
    • Be Responsible
    • Be Respectful.
  • It is a good idea to hold a Family Meeting to present the matrix at home.
    • Explain the expected behavior.
    • It is a good idea to get input from the kids, but you don't need their approval. You are the adult!
  • Demonstrate the expected behavior.
  • Role play/practice the behavior.
  • Explain the positive reinforces and the consequences.

Below is a sample of what a home behavior matrix chart might look like:

Will We Have to Give Stickers and Points FOREVER?
Well, you will have to do it for a while to establish the routine. But over time you might find that you have to change it up to keep it fresh, or add new expectations for changing situations for example, learning to play an instrument, or adding a pet to the family. Should kids just behave because they're earning a sticker? Of course not! A point or sticker is just a token. The real payoff is the positive interaction

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