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									          Effective
         Schoolwide
          Discipline
A Systems Change Initiative
     Effective Schoolwide Discipline
          Implementer’s Forum
                     July 28, 2008
 Rebecca Hill-Shifflett, Supervisor of Special Education
    Observations on Behavior
   Many students are failing to meet their
    potential academically and behaviorally

   These students overload our secondary
    support systems
     Discipline Response Systems   ITM and Court Systems
     Personal Counseling           Crisis Intervention
     Substance Abuse Counseling    Alternative Education
         More Observations
   These students push our policies to the
    limits, interrupt instructional time for
    themselves and others, and often end up
    out-of-school due to suspensions

   They return to school from suspensions
    unchanged, displaying the same behaviors
Traditional View of Discipline


 Wethink of “discipline” as something
 we do after the misbehavior occurs
        Policies
        Procedures
        Punishment
The Danger…
Punishing problem behaviors (without a
proactive support system) is associated
with increases in
           a) aggression
           b) vandalism
           c) truancy, and
           d) dropping out

    (Mayer, 1005, Mayer & Sulzar-Azaroff, 1991, Skiba & Peterson, 1999)
Effective Schoolwide Discipline

Means decreasing the use of punitive
disciplinary practices and increasing
school personnel’s reliance on
positive interventions for student
behavior
Effective Schoolwide Discipline

Discipline, on a schoolwide level or
an individual student level, should be
viewed as an opportunity to TEACH
Teaching Behavior is Like Teaching
Academics…
 Students are not born with “bad behaviors”,
 nor do they learn when presented negative
 consequences. Rather, they learn better ways
 of behaving by being taught directly and
 receiving positive feedback…

                            Adapoted from Sugi (2007)
ESD is a PROCESS of CHANGE
 “In order to influence student behavior,
  schools are changing the overall
  characteristics of their school
  environments by establishing a common
  vision, language, and set of research-
  based practices across the school.”
                           (Biglan,1995: Horner, 2002)
Effective Schoolwide Discipline
               is

        POSITIVE
          and
       PROACTIVE
      ESD Philosophy

 SELECT
 TEACH
 REWARD
 CORRECT
 COLLECT
       Four Areas Addressed by ESD

   Schoolwide
                           Classroom
   Individual
    Student
                    Individual     Non-
                     Students    Classroom
   Classroom

   Non-Classroom         Schoolwide
                    Benefits
   Supports ALL students
   Involves ALL school staff, parents and
    community
   Reduction of students who engage in behavior that
    requires disciplinary action
   Reduction in suspensions
   School environment is safer, calmer and more
    positive
   Academic achievement increases
         ESD in Rockingham
   RCPS has a division-wide focus on
    Effective Schoolwide Discipline

   ESD Teams in every school, Alternative
    Learning and Technical Centers

   ESD Training by JMU Training and
    Technical Assistance Center
       ESD in Rockingham
 ESD Mission Statements
 School Mottos
 Common language regarding behavior
 Expected behaviors clearly communicated
 Systems to teach and re-teach expected
  behavior
 Programs to recognize students
 Positive behavior referrals
       ESD in Rockingham
 Brochures
 Newsletters
 DVD’s (produced by students)
 ESD Posters and Banners
 Wrist Bands
 ESD Web Sites
 Community Involvement
       ESD Supports Teachers
               and
            Principals

 Consistency with discipline
 Enhanced communication about behavior
 Strategies for behavior interventions
 Assistance with classroom management
 Less time spent on negative behavior
 More time spent on teaching and learning
          Discipline Data

 RCPS   data reporting system
 Specific data collection on student
  behavior
 Data is analyzed to make decisions
  about student behavior and discipline
 Data is used to evaluate ESD programs
 Where are we headed from here?

 Continued implementation of ESD
  Programs
 Continued focus on collecting discipline
  data and making data driven decisions
  regarding student behavior
 Continued focus on individual student
  behavior and establishing systems of
  support
        Projected Outcomes
 School environments that are safe, calm and
  foster positive learning experiences for all
  students
 Decrease in students who engage in
  behavior that requires disciplinary action
 Decrease in suspensions
 Increase in time spent on instruction and
  learning
   Effective Schoolwide Discipline
                 in
 Rockingham County Public Schools

“We’re all doing something
 different, but we’re all doing
 something right”
                James Kile, Assistant Principal, PKVES

								
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