A-State PBIS Resource Center News

April 2021

In This Issue

  • Upcoming Events
  • Examples from Arkansas Schools
  • Featured Article
  • Cultural Responsiveness Example
  • Coaches Corner
  • Tier II Tidbit
  • Resources

Upcoming Events

Trainings and Workshops

April 9th, 1:00-2:30 PM: Data-Based Decision Making

April 16th, 9:00-10:30 AM: Trauma-Informed Practices in PBIS

April 23rd, 9:00-11:00 AM: Tier I Team Booster Training

Register now for Sharing and Planning Day, 5/7/21!

Check out our other May events here.

If you haven't already, take our survey about summer PBIS training and workshops!

AR PBIS Coaches' Networking Session

Tuesday, April 20th, 2:30pm

This is an online event.

Join our A-State PBIS staff for an hour of Coaching and Technical Assistance (free!) PLUS this is your chance to network and learn from the other amazing PBIS Coaches throughout our state!

Zoom link:


RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Examples from Arkansas Schools

Featured Article

Culturally Responsive Practices

Since implementing PBIS 4 years ago, Pulaski County School District has not only lowered their discipline incidents, but has seen a major improvement in the equity of their disciplinary actions. Check out their data reports below.
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April activities!

▪ Plan your end-of-year celebration for surviving the 2020-2021 school year! (module 7)

▪ Plan for end-of-the year staff & school board presentation (module 12)

▪ Plan for team membership changes (module 3)

▪ Determine professional development needs for next year and allocate time and resources for completion (contact A-State PBIS Resource Center!)

Click here to access all of the PBIS Tier I Training Modules.

Tier II Tidbit

Function-Based Thinking

Students need to receive the right intervention, so it's important to know why they are engaging in concerning behaviors. Behavior is functional: students use behaviors to get what they want or need.

What are the functions of behavior? In general:

  • To get something: attention from others, access to an activity, a sensory stimulus, etc.
  • To escape or avoid something: a social situation, a person, an activity, etc.

For more on this topic, check out our Tier II Training module #3, Function-based Thinking.

Contact us!

If you are interested in training, coaching, or other support on PBIS, contact us at the email or phone number below.