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  • This section of the website is dedicated to those individuals who are interested in learning more about School-wide Positive Behavior Support. Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) when applied at the School-wide level is frequently called: SWPBS or Sw-PBIS. For the remainder of this article SWPBS will be used when referring to School-wide Positive Behavior Support. SWPBS refers to a systems change process for an entire school or district. The underlying theme is teaching behavioral expectations in the same manner as any core curriculum subject. Typically, a team of approximately ten representative members of the school will attend a two or three day training provided by skilled trainers. This team will be comprised of administrators, classified, and regular and special education teachers. The school will focus on three to five behavioral expectations that are positively stated and easy to remember. In other words, rather than telling students what not to do, the school will focus on the preferred behaviors. Here are some examples from other schools:
    • Respect Yourself, Respect Others, and Respect Property
    • Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful
    • Respect Relationships and Respect Responsibilities
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