Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success
Restorative Practices are a framework for building community and for responding to challenging behavior through authentic dialogue, coming to understanding, and making things right.
A Wellness Center is a location on a school campus that provides centralized services focused on emotional and physical health. High quality Wellness Centers have a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) in place which identify students through universal screening and then monitor their progress in services offered.
"I was completely moved by Laura Mooiman's presentation. It reminded me of how much we are there to protect and serve students and the responsibility we have to keep them safe and loved every day. It is easy to get lost in all the assessment overview and instruction expectations, and her presentation was a great reminder that we are here because we love kids and want to give them great experiences in school." - new teacher
"Thanks for the great presentation today, you really have made me look forward to being on my site's PBIS team. You were my favorite and most helpful presentation of the New Teacher Academy. Your enthusiasm and positivity makes me want to go work in your office." - new teacher
“The overview of PBIS was important for me to hear. thank you for the well organized, thoughtful, and informative day!”
- high school teacher
"I love the way you push teachers to getting 100% engagement! Not only is it possible, it is crucial to moving reluctant learners forward." - Sarah, middle school teacher
"Your insights to at risk students was really enlightening to me. I now understand better some of the push back I get from students. I have so many students who are used to flying under the radar and when they now are expected to engage in the class, they are uncomfortable. But they are doing it!" - high school teacher