Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports


The material contained in this course is based on the work of Dr. George Sugai’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports with the OSEP Center in Washington, D.C.. Also included are references from the Illinois State Board of Education’s Illinois PBIS network, the Minnesota Department of Education PBIS website, and Building Positive Behavior Support Systems in Schools: Functional Behavioral Assessment by Deanne A. Crone, Ph.D. and Robert H. Horner, Ph.D.


Section I: A Response-to-Intervention Model for PBIS

  • Big Ideas
  • Quiz #1

Section II: Background and Key Features of PBIS

  • Rationale and Context
  • Key Features
  • Quiz #2

Section III: Interventions and Supports

  • Problem Behaviors
  • Antiquated Approaches to Addressing Problem Behaviors
    • “Teaching” by Getting Tough
    • “Teaching” by Training and Hoping
  • Quiz #3
  • An Enhanced Approach to Addressing Problem Behaviors (PBIS)

Section IV: Implementation of PBIS

  • Quiz #4

Section V: Evidence-based Programs that Support PBIS

  • Collaborative for Academic and Social Emotional Learning (CASEL)
  • Response to Intervention (RTI)
  • Quiz #5

Section VI: Additional Resources that Support PBIS

  • Brain-based Learning
  • Collaborative Problem Solving Approach
  • Edutopia
  • Hawn Foundation MindUP Program
  • Intermediate District 287 SEL Program
  • Love and Logic – Helping Parents and Teachers Raise Responsible Kids
  • Making a Good Brain Great
  • Minnesota Department of Education “Early Warning Signs of Children’s Mental Health Disorders”
  • The National Center for Culturally Responsible Educational Systems
  • The Nurtured Heart
  • The Responsive Classroom
  • Restorative Practices
  • Quiz #6