PBIS vs. Traditional Discipline
The discipline of students with behavior problems continues to be a major concern to most schools. Discipline methods that are very reactive in nature tend to focus on short-term solutions. Typically, a child is disciplined after the problem behavior occurs and little is done to teach appropriate behaviors or prevent the occurrence of further problem behaviors. Research shows that schools using traditional and more punitive types of discipline continue to experience significant increases in violence and destructive behavior as well as increases in the number of students excluded from instruction due to suspension or expulsion.