Tag: Discipline

Becoming a Restorative Practices School

How one school created a culture focused on improving student behavior Background For many years educators have used punishment, or fear of punishment, as the primary deterrent to student misconduct. We have tried zero tolerance, excessive use of in-school suspension (ISS) and out of school suspension (OSS), elimination of student privileges, and numerous other consequences

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Cheating and Plagiarizing

Ben reads below grade level, and knows that if he whines about how unfair school is, his dad will cave in and do most of the work for him. Jacqueline knows how to do the math, but she doesn’t think she should have to prove it to the teacher repeatedly via tonight’s homework assignment, so she asks

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Restorative Practices

The new 3 Rs—respect, responsibility, and relationships. What does discipline look like in your classroom? In your school? How do those who have been harmed have a voice in the discipline process? How do students with repeated behavioral issues get support? What Is Restorative Practices? Restorative Practices is a framework of addressing school discipline and

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Moment by Moment: An Instructional Approach to Positive Behavior

Positive student behavior develops from expectations, relationships, and direct instruction. Although many schoolwide discipline efforts focus on systems, rules, and consequences, they often overlook effective response strategies to students’ misbehavior. Without straightforward approaches to teach, encourage, and correct behavior moment by moment, discipline efforts can fall short of changing student behavior. When asked why they

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