Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL)
WHAT IS POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR FOR LEARNING?
Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) is an evidence based, whole school approach for creating safe, supportive school environments. Positive Behaviour for Learning is created through:
- Leadership and school-wide support
- Common language, vision and experience
- Clarifying expected behaviours (expectations and rules)
- Teaching and practising expected behaviours
- Encouraging expected behaviours
- Discouraging problem behaviours
- Ongoing monitoring of data
PBL is a Framework that implements a continuum of interventions to achieve positive academic and behavioural outcomes for all students. As a Framework the emphasis is on a process or approach, therefore PBL is not a ‘program’ or a ‘curriculum’. PBL is a Multi-Tiered System of Support that highlights the relationship between academic achievement, social behaviour, positive school culture and individual student success.
PBL effectively enhances school culture through embedding systems that support strong personal relationships. The development of positive social skills through clearly defined and acknowledged expectations help students to feel safe, supported and ready to learn. When a strong school culture exists the benefits include improved staff and student satisfaction, increased instructional time and reduced behaviour referrals. Many schools seeking to enrich school culture have achieved this through the implementation of PBL.
We are respectful. We are responsible. We are learners.
Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) is a school-wide framework used to get everyone on the same page to create a safe, positive, and supporting learning environment for all students. PBL identifies and rewards positive behaviour demonstrated by students, leading to improved self-awareness and increased motivation to learn. At BHS, students demonstrate our school values and expected behaviours every day. Teachers see and appreciate these positive behaviours and enjoy acknowledging and celebrating them.
Students and staff worked together to identify the positive behaviours we wanted to see in various areas of the school. Like all skills, behaviours such as “if we see something, we say something” and “we look after the environment” are things that we all learn. Through CARE and classroom lessons, visual reminders, modelling and positive reinforcement we strengthen and support these agreed and expected behaviours for Belconnen High School. Throughout the school, from classrooms to hallways, we display the core values and positive behaviour charts used by teachers to support students in making positive choices and rewarding positive behaviour.