5 August 2013,

By relying on concise rules and frequent rewards, principals say the PBIS approach to school-wide behavior management drastically reduces discipline problems and improves academic performance among all students. Included: Examples of successful PBIS programs.

The primary reason, according to Krugly, is students’ hunger for Tiger Tickets. Students receive the tickets from their teachers and other staff members for obeying school rules and meeting and exceeding expectations. Kids can trade the tickets in for rewards. And there is no excuse for not knowing the rules: the expectations for every occasion and every location are very specific and on display in hallways and classrooms.

The rules and rewards strategy is at the core of Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS), a school-wide approach to behavior management.

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