Reinforcing Positive Behavior in the School Environment with PBIS Rewards

Schools across the nation strive toward providing a safe, positive educational experience. Part of this experience includes teaching students desired behaviors that will translate into social, emotional, and academic success as they move through the educational process. To that end, many schools employ Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, also known as PBIS. PBIS is a proactive approach to teaching behavioral expectations and

PBIS Rewards: Helping Schools by Rewarding Students

What do you think about this statement? “Let’s reward people for doing what they’re supposed to do.” I’m certain that many, and perhaps most of you, read that statement and react negatively.  After all, should we give people a reward for doing things such as… turning on their turn signal before they make a turn when driving? looking both ways when they