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Behaviour management

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) as defined by Horner and Sugai (2004) is: 'comprised of a broad range of systemic and individualised strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes while preventing problem behaviour with all students. PBL is not a specific model but a compilation of effective practices, interventions, and systems change strategies that have a long history of empirical support and development and individually have been demonstrated to be empirically effective and efficient.'

 In practical terms, PBL is:

  •  A proactive schoolwide system of support for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviours to create positive school environments. 

  • A behaviourally-based systems approach to improving the link between evidence-validated practices and the environments in which teaching and learning occurs. 


  • Creating and sustaining schoolwide, classroom and individual systems of support that improve lifestyle results for all learners. 


  • Building effective environments in which positive behaviour is more effective than problem behaviour so that academic and social success is maximised.


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