Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a research based systems approach to preventing and responding to classroom and school discipline problems. Emphasis is directed toward developing and maintaining a safe and positive learning environment. Research shows that schools make greater academic gains when schools build a positive social culture. Andrew Cooke Magnet School has adopted this program which includes the following components:
- Clear and concise definitions of expected behaviors are posted in the hallways and classrooms and reinforced frequently.
- Direct teaching of expected behavior.
- Daily reminders of expected behavior.
- Celebrating and rewarding expected positive behavior through the use of "Cooke Cookees", praise, awards assembly and other intermittent recognitions throughout the school year.
- Intervention teams to plan behavioral interventions for students needing more support.
We continuously review the effectiveness of this program in order to fine tune and improve upon our program.
On Tuesday May 3rd, all Cooke Magnet school K-5 students attended a very important presentation. This presentation was titled, “STOP BULLYING NOW!”, and was led by Erin Verstraete, school social worker and Kristen McCann, school psychologist. Please click on the links below to see the presentation materials. As a staff, we are determined to "Stop Bullying Now" at Cooke Magnet!
PBIS RELATED VIDEOS
View these student written video clips to see how PBIS works at Andrew Cooke Magnet School.