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Braided Behavior Support Systems

Braided Behavior Support Systems

District 186 uses BIST, PBIS, Restorative Practices and SEL as a braided approach to responding to behavior.

Social Emotional Learning Standards (SEL), Behavior Intervention Support Team (BIST), Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), and Restorative Practices (RP) are multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS). Multi Tiered Systems of Support provide 3 tiers of intervention and a problem solving process for students both academically and behaviorally. The tiers provide a layering approach to intervening with additional skill building for students.


Tier 1 provides prevention and interventions for all students. Tier 2 interventions are in place for students who have had all of the tier 1 supports and are identified based on data as needing additional intervention. Tier 3 is for few students who have had Tier 1 and Tier 2 intervention and have been identified based on data as needing intensive support. These systems use a proactive/restorative approach to establish behavioral supports for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Standards were developed by the Illinois State Board of Education. The standards describe content and skill that student should know and be able to do at all levels.

  • Goal 1 - Develop self-awareness and self-management skills to achieve school and life success

  • Goal 2 - Use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships

  • Goal 3 - Demonstrate decision-making skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS) is a proactive systems approach that helps schools use effective interventions accurately and successfully at all Ttiers.

Behavior Intervention Support Team (BIST) is a behavior management plan that partners adults with students to help them manage disruptive or hurtful behavior over time.

Restorative Practices (RP) are based on the philosophy and principles of restorative justice. Restorative Practices recognize that harm has been done to relationships and people, and focus on repairing and making things right.

Click on the links above for more information on each of our programs.