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Maine's Official Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Technical Assistance Center for Behavior (PBIS)

What is MTSS-B? | School ToolsSchool Recognition

Save the Date - 6th Annual PBIS Conference - November 6, 2015

Featured Speakers: Tim Lewis and Jennifer Freeman

MTSS-B (PBIS) is a three-tiered approach to supporting behavior. The first tier, Tier 1, includes systems and practices for all students in the district/school. Tiers 2 and 3 offer small group or intensive, individual intervention, respectively.

The first step in any MTSS-B (PBIS) implementation is to focus on Tier 1 to ensure the curriculum of behavioral instruction is available to ALL students. This means there are school-wide expectations, with defined behavior indicators, for each setting and event within the educational environment. These school-wide expectations are then explicitly taught to students, modeled by the educator, followed-up with guided feedback, and acknowledged when appropriate. Without PBIS fully implemented universally (for ALL students), it is difficult to determine if a student's challenges are a function of his or her skill deficits or a lack of appropriate behavioral instruction.

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