Canton Middle School
The Mission of the Canton MTSS team is to support the Canton Community in creating and sustaining a safe, respectful, engaging school environment that maximizes the academic achievement and meets the social- emotional needs of all learners.
February Focus: Be Attentive
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Canton Pride Expectations Matrix
What Makes an Effective PBIS Team?
Identifying Team Member Roles
Paw Points - Check In/Check Out
Upcoming Meeting Dates
8:00 AM - March 9th
8:00 AM - April 6th
8:00 AM - May 4th
What is PBIS?
PBIS (positive behavior interventions and supports) is an architecture for addressing behavior through the prevention-oriented structuring of research-based interventions and supports in a hierarchical and progressive manner for the purpose of improved behavioral and academic outcomes. PBIS is an initialism most well known to those working in schools and similar settings and comes from the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In practice, this generally appears as 3 tiers of increasingly intensive and individualized behavior interventions and supports as well as a system of data collection and analysis.
Frequently, the question is asked, “Why should we have to teach kids to be good? They already know what they are supposed to do. Why can we not just expect good behavior?” In the past, school-wide discipline has focused mainly on reacting to specific student misbehavior by implementing punishment-based strategies including reprimands, loss of privileges, office referrals, suspensions, and expulsions. Research has shown that the implementation of punishment, especially when it is used inconsistently and in the absence of other positive strategies, is ineffective. Introducing, modeling, and reinforcing positive social behavior is an important step of a student’s educational experience. Teaching behavioral expectations and rewarding students for following them is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehavior to occur before responding. The purpose of school-wide PBIS is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm.