A principal reflects on an incident and the importance of apologizing to students when we are wrong. He comments: "In order for children to learn remorse, they must see others demonstrate it publicly and learn its value."
John Spencer shares his thinking of enforcement of rules and dealing with students.
An article summarizes findings from the report, Breaking Schools’ Rules: A Statewide Study on How School Discipline Relates to Students’ Success and Juvenile Justice Involvement. The report finds similar schools suspend students at very different rates, suggesting some adults are making choices that may not be in the best interest of children. There is also a link to the full report.
Interesting post that examines “Causes and Effects of Misbehavior” then includes “Questions to Ask Students” and “Questions to Ask Yourself.”
Teachers explores ways to assess "behavior" on report cards.
A picture of a punishment assignment for talking during a movie. (Notice the variety of letter sizes/styles within the document.)
Nice article that addresses how zero tolerance can go astray when common sense is ignored.
Blog that discusses importance of figuring out whether misbehaior is due to "can't do" or "won't do."
Links to suggestions to handle specific behavior issues.
Article from Ed Week that examines the link between non-violent discipline offenses and dropouts.
Categorizes types of misbehavior and suggests strategies to handle them.
Strategies to manage discipline in the classroom
Discusses the disproportionate disciplinary infractions for disadvantaged students and the importance of building relationships and engaging students in instruction.
Reminds me of Donna Beegle's recommendation to "teach" students appropriated conduct when misbehavior occurs rather than punish.