PB4L Overview

Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) is an educational approach to addressing student conduct within a school environment.

By implementing evidence based, prevention focused interventions, improved academic and behavioural outcomes can be achieved.

PB4L is a school wide approach that is based on the Positive Behavioural Interventions and Supports framework developed at the University of Oregon. The implementation of PB4L:

  • Reduces behavioural incidents
  • Increases teaching and learning time
  • Improves student achievement

The New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) investigated the outcomes of PB4L within New Zealand schools in 2010 – 2013 and published the following results as noted from curriculum leaders:

  • 73% less disruption in class
  • 71% increase in engagement in learning
  • 55% increase in students arriving on time for lessons