Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports (SW-PBS), a systematic approach to teaching students social and behavioral competencies, is a framework for creating a safe and orderly learning environment where all students can be academically and socially successful. SW-PBS assists schools and districts in building systems for implementing a multitiered approach to social emotional learning and improving outcomes for all students.
SW-PBS is based on these principles
- Students are taught behavioral expectations
- Students are acknowledged as they learn new social skills
- Data is used to create targeted interventions for students who may need additional support
- Effective schoolwide discipline is built upon the philosophy of teaching expected behaviors rather than punishment