Positive Effective Behavior Support

Positive Effective Behavior Support (PEBS) is a major advance in school-wide discipline. It emphasizes school-wide systems of support that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments.

Instead of using a patchwork of individual behavioral management plans, a continuum of positive behavior support for all students within a school is implemented.

It addresses behavior in all areas of the school, both in classroom and nonclassroom settings (such as hallways, restrooms). Positive behavior support is an application of a behaviorally-based systems approach to enhance the capacity of schools, families, and communities to design effective environments that improve the link between research-validated practices and the environments in which teaching and learning occurs.

Attention is focused on creating and sustaining primary (school-wide), secondary (classroom), and tertiary (individual) systems of support that improve lifestyle results (personal, health, social, family, work, recreation) for all children and youth by making problem behavior less effective, efficient, and relevant, and desired behavior more functional.

Key Links

PEBS-based Check-In

Weekly Check-In

Daily Check-In

Tracking Check-In Data Excel Spreadsheet

Check & Connect

The Check & Connect Model

Program Impact

Functional Assessment
FAIS-Light Electronic Version

Crisis Plan Template

Functional Observation Form

Functional Observation Form Example

Desktop Tracker for Goals & Challenging Behavior

Desktop Tracker for Goals & Positive Behavior


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