• PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports)

    CSAT is excited to begin its second year of PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports), a school-wide program that will recognize and reinforce positive behavior, taking place of all past behavior programs. 
    Research has shown that focusing on positive behaviors and the emotional state of students, supports them in adapting better to challenges and obstacles, and are therefore more successful in the classroom and beyond. It also shows that traditional consequences, where students were reprimanded for bad behavior, has become limiting and ineffective.
    In order to be as successful as possible, PBIS focuses on these four components:
       1) A matrix of behavioral expectations for all students
       2) Lesson plans to teach students the behavioral expectations
       3) An acknowledgement/reinforcement system to celebrate student success
       4) Predictable and appropriate consequences for not meeting behavioral expectations listed on the matrix
    Students are taught school-wide expectations and have opportunities to practice them frequently; in the classroom, hallways, cafeteria, etc. There are also incentive programs by building to reward students for their positive behavior and to continue to reinforce those skills!