PBIS – Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

Welcome to the USD 489 PBIS Page.


Effective Classroom Management using CHAMPS (Elem)

6 hour CHAMPS DSC Slides Nov 2018

CHAMPS Handout Activity Packet


Effective Classroom Management Using CHAMPS (Hays High)

CHAMPS Hays High Slides 6 per page Handout

CHAMPS Slide Information

CHAMPS Workbook

ACHIEVE Activity Sheet

CHAMPS Activity Sheet

Effective Correction and Early Stage Interventions

Effective Corrections and Early Stage Interventions

Understanding and Responding to Trauma in the Classroom

Understanding and Responding to Trauma in the Classroom Handout

Behavior Progress Monitoring

Behavior Progress Monitoring Toolkit

Behavior Progress Monitoring Handout

Classwide Motivation Systems

Class-wide Motivation and Incentive Systems

CHAMPS Repro 8-1 Classwide Motivation System

CHAMPS Repro 8-9 Goal-Setting Form

Core Beliefs

  1. Staff behavior creates the climate of the school, and a positive, welcoming, and inviting climate should be intentionally created and continuously maintained.
  2. All student behaviors necessary for success need to be overtly and directly articulated and taught to mastery.
  3. All students should have equal access to good instruction and behavior support, regardless of their skills and backgrounds.
  4. Clarity of expectations and consistency of enforcement are essential for all common areas and school-wide policies.
  5. Punitive and corrective techniques are necessary, but they have significant limitations. Misbehavior represents a teaching opportunity.
  6. Everyone (even students who make poor choices) should be treated with respect.

From Safe and Civil Schools Foundations (Sprick, Booher, & Rich, 2014)


What is Foundations?

Foundations is a positive, proactive approach used to improve student behavior across all school settings. In USD 489, all four elementary schools, the middle school, and the high school have created a building level team, identified areas to improve, and have started implementing new policies and procedures. The goal is to create safe schools where all students interact respectfully and are engaged in their learning.

Core Beliefs Poster

STOIC Poster

Foundations and CHAMPS

CHAMPS and Discipline in the Secondary Classroom

What are CHAMPS and DSC?

CHAMPS is a positive, proactive approach used to improve student behavior in the classroom. CHAMPS is the common term used for the strategies used in the elementary grades, and Discipline in the Secondary Classroom (DSC) is used in the secondary grades. Both are centered around the STOIC, which represents the 5 areas that we can influence to prevent inappropriate behavior.

CHAMPS Templates

CHAMPS Template Editable




Space Voice Levels Chart

CHAMPS/DSC Weekly Tips

1 – The First Day

2 – The First Month

3 – Prep for Labor Day

4 – Relationships Matter

5 – Positive Feedback

6 – Ratios of Interactions  ROI Monitoring

7 – Active Supervision

8 – The 4 Toos of Correction

9 – Menu of Corrections

 Menu for Responding to Misbehavior Example    Menu for Responding to Misbehavior Blank

10 – Future Focused Feedback

11 – Before and After Breaks

12 – Attention Signal

13 – Launching in January

14 – Launch

15 – Motivation

16 – Noncontingent Attention

17 – Opportunities to Respond

18 – Before and After Breaks

19 – Preparing for Unique Events

20 – Behavior Specific Praise

TIER II/III Interventions

PBIS World         Intervention Central 

Intervention Ideas

(Click the intervention for an explanation of the intervention and resources related to the intervention)

 Alternatives to Suspension      Behavior Contracts

Behavior Intervention Plan    Check In Check Out

    Classroom Management Support   Counselor Referral

  Daily Behavior Form      Jot It Down

Reward System             Self Monitoring

  Social Stories         Structured Breaks

Teaching Conflict Resolution Skills      Teaching Relationship Skills

Bullying Intervention               Detention

Family Group Conferencing        Mentoring

Peer Mediation        Restitution

 Resources on Restorative Practices       Truancy Reduction

Wraparound              Non-Compliant Behavior – High Probability Requests

Behavior Progress Monitoring Tools

Below are various tools that can help monitor the effectiveness of behavior interventions. The Toolkit includes all tools in one, and individual tools are available below the Toolkit

Behavior Progress Monitoring Toolkit

Progress Monitoring Record 0-10 scale              Progress Monitoring Record 0-30 scale

Progress Monitoring Record 0-100 scale


Behavior Count Data Collection

Behavior Interval Rating – 15 min intervals                   Behavior Interval Rating

Weekly Scatterplot Times Data Collection


ABC log Data Collection                    ABC Recording Form

Direct Behavior Rating               DBR Overview for Intervention Teams

Direct Behavior Rating Instructions          _pdf_V 1.3 DBR Standard Form – Fill-in Behaviors

Direct Behavior Rating Operational Definitions

Moment by Moment Assessment – Caregiver Form           Moment by Moment Summary

 Behavior Data Collection Videos


SAFE Team Referral

SAFE Release of Information Form

HPMHC SAFE Team Release

Safe Team Brochure

SAFE Team Flow Chart 2.0

Trauma-Informed Schools

Values for a Trauma-Informed Care Culture in Your Classroom and School

Understanding Trauma’s Effects on Learning

  • Childhood Trauma and Positive Health: Learn about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and how they can impact a child’s developing brain and are linked to high-risk behaviors, chronic diseases, and negative health outcomes in adulthood. (The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative, 2017)
  • How Trauma Is Changing Children’s Brains: Explore the latest research on the effects trauma has on young people’s brains, and learn strategies you can use to make your classroom feel safer. (NEA Today, 2016)
  • Responding to Trauma in Your Classroom: Examine the signs and causes of student trauma, and explore strategies for responding to and supporting students who are experiencing trauma. (Teaching Tolerance, 2016)
  • How Teachers Help Students Who’ve Survived Trauma: Read about how experiences with trauma impact student learning, and review several expert suggestions on ways that educators and schools can help. (The Atlantic, 2014)
  • Helping Kids Recover From Trauma: Discover how resilience can be fostered by supportive factors in schools, and read takeaways from research. (Edutopia, 2009)

Helping Students Who Have Experienced Trauma

  • Brains in Pain Cannot Learn: Learn three ways to calm the stress response in students affected by anxiety or depression. (Edutopia, 2016)
  • 5 Ways to Help Students in Trauma: Read strategies and tips for creating a calming classroom environment that can help troubled students learn. (Edutopia, 2016)
  • Helping Students Who Have Experienced Trauma: Explore seven strategies you can use in your classroom to help support and empower students in trauma. (Edutopia, 2016)
  • How Not to Be a Mountain Troll: Take a look at four strategies that educators can use to build trust with students, especially vulnerable students who may have experienced abuse from adults. (ASCD’s Educational Leadership, 2015)
  • Emotional Recovery Begins With Teachers: Examine five RULER-based suggestions (recognizing, understanding, labeling, expressing, and regulating emotions) for helping adults and children cope with the aftermath of school violence or other experiences with trauma. (Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence)
  • Activities to Help Students Cope With Traumatic Experiences: Discover games, videos, and other activities to help children endure traumatic experiences. (Sesame Street in Communities)

School-Wide Approaches to Addressing Trauma

Strategies for Coping With Violence and Disaster

Supporting Grieving Students

This list is from Matt Davis’s compilation on edutopia.orghttps://www.edutopia.org/article/helping-students-trauma-tragedy-grief-resources

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Contact Kyle Carlin (kcarlin@usd489.com) for assistance with any of these resources and for any questions about USD 489 PBIS.