What is PBIS?
Positive Behavior Intervention Support - PBIS is a research based program which involves modeling and teaching expected behaviors to students, giving them a "common language" about those expectations, and helping guide students to take personal responsibility and make positive choices.
Every staff member at Cedar Lane is committed to using this common language about behavior expectations. The purpose and goal of PBIS is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for learning, to help students manage their own behavior, to help students learn to respect each other's rights and property, and for students to take responsibility for their own actions. By using a common language and teaching these expectations and behaviors from the beginning of school in every grade level, everyone knows the ground rules. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.
Positive Behavior is recognized through a variety of feedback and activities including both individual and classroom recognition. We’ll be looking to recognize classes for positive behavior in the hallways, in specials classes, in the cafeteria, during assemblies, on the playground, and throughout the day!At Cedar Lane, our students are expected to show respect for self, others, and property. When students are “caught” demonstrating an expected behavior, teachers can reward them with a Pride Paw. All the Pride Paws are displayed on our Cedar Lane Lion Mane and when the whole school gets to a certain point, they earn a reward.Cedar Lane also had Classroom Wide Recognition for when other teachers or
staff members notice a whole classroom showing respect for self, others, and property. At the end of each quarter, the class in each grade level with the most classroom recognitions will receive a reward. Throughout our building, we have posters which remind our students what are the expectations in each area.The next time you’re in your child’s teacher’s classroom or in our building, look to see how the PBIS tenants are woven into the classroom structure and environment.
For more information, please visit https://www.lcps.org/page/1000