On Friday, January 22, 2021, we presented the principles of PBIS at the online workshop for The Success of Every Student online fair. The workshop was well received and thanks to this opportunity we are establishing cooperation with other actors in education. You can find the presentation of our workshop G. Pozitivní podpora chování žáků ve školách, together with presentations of other workshops here.
The presentation is designed to provide as much information as possible in a comprehensible form, thus enabling teachers and parents to understand the structure and content of the PBIS framework. We are still working intensively on the translation and creation of other materials that will help schools implement elements of the PBIS preventive level with a minimum need for external consultations in the future. However, we still recommend that schools contact our team if they are interested in implementing PBIS. “We are very concerned about the sustainability and high effectiveness of behavior support in Czech schools and we will always try to find the most suitable form of support for the leadership and teachers of individual schools,” says Anna Kubíčková, coordinator of the School Helps Vulnerable Children project.
We would like to thank the Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation, Active Citizens Fund, and the Scout Institute for long-term support of the project School Helps Vulnerable Children, which in this difficult situation offers a helping hand to schools and children who are increasingly affected by current measures.
We also thank our pilot schools for their tireless efforts and motivation to support all students not only on the educational level, but also on the personal, social, and emotional level.
Read our elaborate introduction to the PBIS features in elementary schools, which was published in the November issue of the professional educational magazine School Management.
In the article we, among other things, explain that in order to effectively and sustainably support students at all three levels of prevention – primary, secondary and tertiary – the school cannot implement only the recommended principles and interventions, but also need to create an effective structure for implementing the whole system. This will allow appropriate use of staff capacity, motivate further progress and support monitoring success of the PBIS implementation in relation to the specific objectives of the school.
In the article, in addition to basic information about the PBIS system, you will learn what stages the school will go through during its implementation process and which components of the system need to be built and coordinated for effective implementation.
You can read the whole article here.
Recordings from the BeIN online conference
On October 26th, we presented the principles of Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) at the online conference of the project Barriers in Inclusion and their overcoming. This link (https://bein.ped.muni.cz/on-line-konference) contains all recordings from the online conference, in addition to PBIS, you will also find contributions concerning Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and the concept of Feuersteun’s instrumental enrichment (FIE) in the block 2.
In the 25-minute video on PBIS, we present the individual levels of support for pupils’ behavior. These include preventive school-wide support for all students, targeted support for groups of students with manifestations of inappropriate behavior and individual support for students with intense behavioral manifestations and / or complex needs. At the end of the video, we also answer questions from participants.
The presentation we created for the BeIN conference can be found here.
We have presented the beginnings of the implementation of the Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) in the Czech Republic at the 1st PBS-Europe International Conference workshop, which took place on 11-13 November.
The recording and presentation are available at this link under the title “2.1 Implementation of PBIS in Lithuania and the Czech Republic: from theory to practice”.
Contributions from other experts are also available, which will allow you to, among other things:
- Obtain information on the possibilities of implementing PBIS across various educational institutions (from kindergartens to universities)
- Discover research-based strategies supporting behavior
- Get insight into the latest international PBIS research
- Find out how to prevent possible barriers in the implementation of PBIS in educational institutions
We would like to thank the Positive Behavior Support Europe Network for the invitation to participate in the conference, and the Výboru dobré vůle – Nadace Olgy Havlové, Active Citizens Fund ČR and Skatuský institut for support in the implementation of the project Schools Helping Vulnerable Children.
We have prepared a detailed article on the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) system, for a professional magazine for employees of school counseling centers. ČOSIV is currently piloting PBIS in three Czech schools.
In this article, we describe in detail the first of three tiers of interventions used in the PBIS system:
Tier 1 (main content of the article) – preventive support with a set of recommended procedures and steps for all pupils and employees in the school
Tier 2 – more intensive support in small groups and shorter time intervals, aimed on 10 – 20% of students
Tier 3 – individualized intensive intervention for pupils with severe behavioral problems, aimed on 1 – 5% students
In the article are described also other measures that are used in PBIS. For example, how to organize the classroom environment, what routines to implement in schools, and how to define expected school behavior for students.
You can read the whole article here.