Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) improves student outcomes including higher graduation rates, improved classroom behaviors and management, less discipline referrals, increased student engagement, improved academic performance, increased faculty retention, and an overall better school experience for staff and students. Staff buy-in can be difficult to obtain, but is critically important for school-wide success of PBIS. The purpose of this project was to investigate if a short-term exposure to PBIS-like intervention would change buy-in for junior high school teachers in Belle Plaine School District and evaluate their opinions about PBIS, along with comparing student incident reports before and throughout the intervention process.
Laura L. Benesch
Date of Degree
Other Capstone Project
Master of Social Work (MSW)
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Vourlos, Kelly T., "Implementing PBIS in a Rural Junior High School: Reducing Negative Behaviors and Gaining Future Teacher Buy-In" (2014). All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects. 896.
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