Ep. 33: Mythbusters – PBIS is Just About Rewards and Tokens
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We’re back with the second installment of our Expert Instruction Mythbusters series. Today we’re exploring the myth: “PBIS is just about rewards and tokens.” Joining us in conversation is Dr. Kent McIntosh.

Kent is the Philip H. Knight Chair of Special Education at the University of Oregon and the Director at PBISApps. He is also Co-Director of the Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. His current research focuses on increasing racial equity in school discipline, and implementation and sustainability of systems for social, emotional, and behavior support in schools.

During our discussion, we explored the ways rewards are intricately linked with the schoolwide expectations you set. We talked about the purpose rewards play in your PBIS implementation and how they play an important role in establishing the equitable outcomes you hope to achieve.

For more information about the resources shared in the episode, check out the following links:

• Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) https://www.pbisapps.org/products/tfi

• Feedback and Input Survey https://www.pbisapps.org/resource/feedback-input-surveys-fis-manual

• School Climate Survey (SCS) https://www.pbisapps.org/products/scs

• Lesson Plan: Co-creating Classroom Expectations with Students (Elementary Schools) https://www.pbis.org/resource/lesson-plan-co-creating-classroom-expectations-with-students-elementary-schools

• Be+ App https://www.pbis.org/announcements/track-positive-reinforcement-with-our-be-app

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