Maine's Official Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Technical Assistance Center for Behavior (PBIS)
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.
Maine PBIS Leadership and Policy Council
- Jim Artesani- University of Maine (207) 581-4061
- Rebekah Bickford- University of Southern Maine (207) 780-5813
- Brian Cavanaugh- University of Maine Farmington (207) 778-7099
- Pat Red- University of Southern Maine (207) 780-5716
Follow PBIS in Maine on Twitter @PBISMaine
An Association of Positive Behavior Support Network