Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in the Classroom: How to Facilitate Behaviors Within a High School Inclusive Learning Environment


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Masters of Education

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Educators are utilizing behavioral systems such as PBIS and restorative practices to improve student behaviors and improving overall classroom management. Proactive teaching along with reinforcing and monitoring behavioral expectations in the classroom are what school systems are moving toward so educators are able to build relationships with their students. In this particular study, the researcher viewed disruptions between general education students and special education students to see if restorative practices had an impact on classroom management. Through a rating scale measurement called the Child and Adolescent Behavior Inventory (CABI), students were exposed and measured with PBIS and restorative practice strategies. This six-point scale measured specific behavioral definitions for behavior toward others at school identified under oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). It was determined that there was an increase with behaviors within male African American special education students. Overall, restorative practices can have an impact, but it is limited due to the lack of resources and training provided to educators.