PBIS Philosophy at Obama
At Obama Elementary School, we expect that everyone will conduct themselves with integrity and respect. Every student and employee at Obama is entitled to learn and work in a safe school environment. To insure this, Obama has established clear school-wide expectations, logical consequences, and practices to consistently apply district policies. PBIS is a three- tiered approach to insure that ALL students’ needs are being met. We believe that all students want to succeed, and when given the opportunity, can and will learn to their potential.
PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support) is a proactive approach to creating a positive learning climate. At Obama it is a school-wide system of support that includes strategies for defining teaching and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create a positive school environment. This positive behavior continuum is implemented to make problem behavior less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional. www.pbis.org
PBIS at Obama:
- Fosters respectful, supportive relationships among students and staff
- Reinforces positive academic and social behavior
- Provides an opportunity for positive student/teacher interactions
- Provides intervention appropriate to student need
Students directly learn how to create this positive school climate through Responsive Classroom community building strategies, the direct teaching of the school-wide positive expectations (Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe), and award assemblies and a four to one positives approach.