Teachers across the country are working hard to translate their effective practices to work in remote learning spaces. Students are learning how to connect with each other from a distance. Families are doing their best to navigate the new normal in their homes. During these uncertain times, the Center on PBIS wants to share the resources available to help guide the work you do around student behavior.
One of the key principles of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is to focus on building prosocial skills. This practice brief contains a few simple recommendations educators can embed across a continuum of supports and families can try to encourage while students are at home.
Families and caregivers should consider using PBIS in their homes on a daily basis. It is especially helpful when events disrupt normal routines – events like worldwide health pandemics. This practice brief provides recommendations for families and caregivers on how to use PBIS to continue to support their students’ social and emotional growth and minimize behavioral disruptions in the home.
This practice brief shares tips for maintaining continuity of learning through defining classroom expectations for remote (i.e., distance) instruction and online learning environments. With a few adaptations, teachers can use a PBIS framework to make remote learning safe, predictable, and positive.
When your students are ready to come back to school, it’s important to remember they may have been exposed to unpredictable schedules, inconsistent supervision, or food insecurity while they’ve been away. This practice guide has six strategies we recommend school teams use to ensure a safe, predictable, and positive school year. They are beneficial for all students if the school has been closed, as well as for individual students returning from extended time away from school.