Positive Behavior Support
PBS - What is it and why do we use it?
The Positive Behavior support initiative is a recognized tool (philosophy recommended by the North Carolina State Board of Education for addressing behaviors that impede the learning process. It is important to understand challenging behaviors and use strategies and best practices for prevention and intervention.
Lenoir County Public Schools has a district wide coordinator who works with schools in training a team of individuals who monitor the PBS program at their school. The team is trained to understand and identify areas of needed support, then implement the strategies that have been taught during their training. This team works closely with the school administrator, teachers, counselor, discipline officer, school support staff and all other staff to develop a plan of action to strengthen the support to students that demonstrate a need for learning how to present themselves appropriately during regular classroom participation, peer relations, school wide activities, cafeteria use and any school experience throughout the day.
At Sampson School, we have implemented the PBS system as part of our learning process. We began using the PBS Model in September 2008 to assist us in teaching appropriate behaviors. We strongly support the belief that when all participants are actively engaged without disruption, more productive learning takes place. Our students are taught appropriate behavior by consistently using our PBS motto: UPWARD. Our PBS Team rewards our students who show that they have benefitted from this process. We acknowledge our teachers who actively support the program to find best practice methods of dealing with difficult behaviors and applying those practices to which support greater learning outcome opportunities for students.
In addition to our PBS implementation, we use a Level System for outlining expected behavior in all areas. The Level System is a day to day contract with students where performance is recorded by each teacher and expected appropriate behaviors are tracked for acknowledgement in our assembly programs. The usage of these partnered programs will help us to ensure an environment that is more conducive to learning.
Both programs have been placed on this website for your review. If you have any questions, please contact us at Sampson School.