1. Common Philosophy and Purpose

Component Purpose: 

Schoolwide Positive Behavior  Support Schools have a common, non-punitive and  instructional approach to discipline. When all staff share in a proactive instructional approach to discipline, all school settings are more predictable and supportive  of appropriate student behavior.

The resources on this page are intended to supplement MO SW-PBS regional Tier 1 training. 

Component Outcomes: 

  • Explain the philosophical tenants of a positive, proactive and instructional approach to discipline and the essential components of Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (MO SW-PBS).
  • Commit to writing a philosophy of discipline and a vision for your school.
  • Ensure your school or district mission includes the important role of building student social and academic competence.
  • Identify key beliefs or guiding principles about discipline and student behavior that are essential to align your staff and work cohesively as you develop your schoolwide discipline plan.
  • Gain commitment from your staff for your important SW-PBS work.

Workbook Chapter

Tier 1 Workbook Ch. 1: Common Philosophy and Purpose (2016)


T1 Ch. 1_Antecedent or Consequence Activity (2016)

T1 Ch. 1_Tier 1 Universal Support Checklist (2016)

T1 Ch. 1_Essential Components Key Point (2016)

T1 Ch. 1_Blank action plan (2016)


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