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.


What is BIST?

Behavior Intervention Support Team (BIST) is a Social-Emotional Strategy and philosophy that is one part of the Braided Behavioral Support System (BBSS).  BIST works in tandem with Positive Behavior Interventions, Supports (PBIS) and Restorative Practices.  BIST is rooted teaching and protecting students through grace and accountability.  

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What is PBIS?

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive systems approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture and needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success. As a Response to Intervention model, PBIS applies a three-tiered system of support, and a problem-solving process to enhance the capacity of schools to effectively educate all students.