Positive Behavior Intervention Supports



    Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive systems approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture and needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success.

    PBIS is based on learning rather than punishment.  Students are expected to be responsible for their own actions in spite of the actions of others.  Students are expected to be safe, be respectful, and be responsible at Nelson School.


    Gemini also follows PBIS, so students will be hearing the same language and following the same expectations of being safe, being respectful and being responsible once they get to Jr. High.


    The faculty and staff at Nelson have clearly outlined expectations and will explicitly teach those expectations to all students.  We have identified what those three expectations mean in a variety of environments, both inside and outside of school.  


    The idea behind PBIS is that we need to teach our students what we expect in regards to their behavior before we can expect it from them.  In order to make sure all Nelson students understand what is expected of them, teachers will be teaching those expectations beginning this month.  Additionally, classroom teachers will be teaching and re-teaching different behavioral expectations throughout the school year.  These are what we call “cool tools.”  These lessons give students the opportunity to practice what is expected of them in the different environments.