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Introduction to SWPBIS

PBIS is a way we organize our school districts to make sure we are 1) preventing problems that get in the way of learning and belonging, and 2) able to respond to any issues that arise. It is a framework for how we “do school”. It is NOT a set of established practices. It is NOT about compliance; it is about BELONGING!  Kids learn when they feel safe and included.

The PBIS implementation framework helps educators to select and use the most relevant practices to support the whole child, for every child.

Classroom Practices

PBIS, MTSS, and RTI are organizational frameworks that support educators to use high leverage classroom practices, to create a positive, predictable learning environment.

High leverage classroom practices are relational and instructional and have been proven to support ALL learners in academic and social success!

Comprehensive Classroom Resources from Midwest PBIS Network 

Classroom Practices Webinar, by Dr. Jessica Swain-Bradway (OSPI’s MTSSFest)

Midwest PBIS Classroom Practice Snapshots

Tier 1: Universal foundation of Support (All)

Tier 1 are universal or school-wide approaches that are preventative in nature. These strategies help establish a positive, relational, and instructional school climate. 

Tier 2: Group-Based Intervention (Some)

Tier 2, targeted, group-based interventions are designed to serve students who have not responded to Tier 1 interventions.

Tier 3: Intensive, Individualized Prevention (Few)

At Tier 3, these students receive more intensive, individualized support to improve their behavioral and academic outcomes.

Family Engagement is Foundational

Here are some first steps a school or district can take when building the infrastructure for effective family and community collaboration

Young Gifted and Black Student Panel Excerpt

San Diego County Office of Education facilitated this outstanding example of a student panel. Our young people give us hope!  Watch & consider how you can elevate student voice and student leadership in the school community. 


Including Student Voice in Your PBIS Implementation, PBIS Apps Teach by Design

Anti-Racism and Equity in SWPBIS

PBIS/MTSS can allow us to correct the systematic academic and disciplinary inequities that have persisted in our school systems. 

Supporting Prevention: How Restorative Justice Practices Can Be a Key Tool in the Classroom.

The webinar recording details how Restorative Justice Practices (RJP) is a helpful tool to create positive relationships, build community, and set the stage for prevention.

Ditch the Clip! Why Clip Charts Are Not a PBIS Practice

Instead of assuming students know what to do, we can define, teach, and practice what we want to see, which is the most effective approach for improving behavior 

Mental Health in SWPBIS: Mental health is everyone’s responsibility

The Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF) is a structure and process to integrate Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and School Mental Health within school systems.

Trauma Responsive Resources for Educators & Parents

Safety, Relationships, & Predictability are Paramount.


Did you know that the Northwest Mental Health Transfer Technology enter (MHTTC) provides training and technical assistance (TA) in evidence-based practices (EBPs) in SAMHSA’s Region 10 (Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington).

Click HERE for free resources and upcoming events.

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