About this site
We’ve brought together in one place the best evidence about behaviour, common practices, and practical tips and tools for working at an individual, classroom, early childhood centre, or whole-school level.
Content is relevant to New Zealand educators from early childhood through to secondary school.
PB4LOnline was developed by New Zealand’s Ministry of Education as part of Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L). PB4L provides programmes and initiatives for early childhood education centres, schools, teachers, and parents to promote positive behaviour in children. PB4L is supported by eight education sector agencies and led by the Ministry of Education.
The principles behind PB4LOnline
Our website models the principle that the education sector needs to focus on a small number of initiatives that we know work. It supports the consistent, quality application of evidence-based initiatives across the country.
We have brought together:
- international and New Zealand evidence about behaviour
- common practices – sourced from the PB4L School-Wide approach, the PB4L Incredible Years programmes, and Ministry of Education psychologists experienced in working with children experiencing behaviour challenges.
We have also emphasised readings and useful programmes that we would most recommend for their strong evidence base and alignment with the principles of PB4L.
Programmes and initiatives that have informed our content
- PB4L School-Wide approach, which has been adapted from the American Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
- Incredible Years – Teacher programme
Sources of cultural content
- Tātaiako which outlines the competencies teachers need to develop so they can help Māori learners achieve educationally as Māori
- Te Kotahitanga which is a research and development programme to improve Māori students’ learning and achievement.