Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) when applied at the school-wide level is frequently called SWPBS. Response to Instruction and Intervention for Behavior (RTI2-B) is a form of SWPBS used at Thomas Magnet School.  SWPBS/RTI2-B emphasizes school-wide systems of support that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments. The idea is to teach behavioral expectations in the same manner as any core curriculum subject. The school will focus on three to five behavioral expectations that are positively stated and easy to remember. A matrix of what the behavioral expectations look like, sound like, and feel like in all the non-classroom areas is created and taught. Consistency from class to class and adult to adult is very important for successful implementation of SWPBS.


For more detailed information about SWPBS visit PBIS.ORG and/or you can view the Practice Guide for RTI2-B by clicking the link above.


Behavioral expectations for all Thomas Tigers are:

  • Be respectful

  • Be responsible

  • Be ready