Positive Behavior Support
Purpose: To increase the capacity of Carver Middle School to address problem behaviors using Positive Behavior Support.
Carver has instituted a positive behavior support program in order to build an effective environment that focuses on positive behavior as an effective means of reducing problem behavior. It is a collaborative, assessment-based approach to developing effective interventions for problem behavior. PBS emphasized the use of preventative, teaching, and reinforcement-based strategies to achieve meaningful and durable behavior and lifestyle outcomes.
The primary elements of our school-wide PBS program are:
  • a PBS team with administrative support
  • faculty commitment and participation
  • effective discipline
  • data analysis and review
  • expectations and rules
  • reward/recognition program
  • lessons for teaching expected behavior
Ultimately, our goal is to stop undesirable behavior by:
  • replacing with a new behavior or skill
  • altering environments
  • teaching appropriate skills
  • rewarding appropriate behavior
Last Modified on June 8, 2015