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Six Effective PBIS Classroom Practices

Majority of these resources have been adapted from . Find the full versions and additional resources by using the previous link to their Classroom Practices Site.

1 Physical Environment

Arranging the space so all students can see, hear, move freely, and engage to maximize learning and allow for active supervision.

2 Classroom Teaching Matrix (Foundational Piece)

The Classroom Teaching Matrix is not an actual “practice,” but is a critical foundation for establishing consistency among adults. It is an easy-to-follow matrix containing the school-wide expectations, classroom rules, and classroom routines.

3 Classroom Teaching Matrix 

Active supervision is a highly proactive practice of moving continuously, scanning all areas of the setting, and interacting positively with authenticity.

4 Encouraging Appropriate Behavior (Foundational Piece)

A set of Strategies that encourage appropriate behavior by instructing what is expected, communicating positive examples, giving specific feedback, and motivating students with reinforcers designed to promote a growth mindset and community inclusion.

5 Continuum of Response for Inappropriate Behaviors (Foundational Piece)

A teacher’s toolkit of strategies organized by resource intensity, for responding to inappropriate behavior. Use the least intensive educational approach to support student learning and achieve demonstration of the appropriate skill.

6 Engagement & Opportunities to Respond (Foundational Piece)

Maximize the simultaneous involvement of all students through strategies and questions to solicit group responses. Design lesson plans and instructional strategies so that multiple students are involved in thinking and problem-solving, rather than one-at-a-time.

Data Collection Resources

Please Notes: The following resources are a full compilation of the Snapshots above. These would be used with self assessing classroom practices. Also, both data tools are the same, except in how you are collecting the data (paper copy or online).

Additional Resources