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What happens in the Western rtc? Middle School RTP The RTC is a quiet room staffed by A process that Responsible an RTC coordinator. teaches respect for Students must sign in when they others by enter the room. fostering responsible Thinking Students are assigned to sit at an indi- thinking vidual study carrel. Students are only in the RTC for the Process class period where they caused the disruption. While in the RTC, students must write a behavior plan explaining what they did and their plan for changing A discipline process their behavior. that teaches students how to: Students must negotiate their plan with the teacher before they can Respect the rights of others return to class. Take responsibility for themselves Think on their own Students are responsible for any school work they miss while they are in the RTC. Western Middle School If a student is uncooperative or dis- 500 W. Midland Road ruptive in the RTC, he/she will be Auburn, MI 48611 sent home and can only return to school with a parent. Phone: 989-662-4489 Fax: 989-662-0185 Web site: www.bcschools.net Responsible thinking process (rtp) #1 RTP Rule How does RTP work? Key You cannot violate the rights of others. Student chooses to not follow the rules and disrupts in the classroom. points WMS Teacher asks the RTP questions. Rules and Responsibilities Each student is accountable 1. Respect self, others and property. Student stops the disruptive behavior. and responsible for what he/ 2. Be in class on time with the required she does. materials. 3. Follow directions the first time given. Teacher continues teaching. Focus is on mutual respect. 4. Keep hands, feet, objects and personal Framework of solid rules that comments to yourself. Student chooses to disrupt a 2nd time 5. Teachers have the right to teach and during the class period. are posted in every classroom students have the right to learn in a throughout the building. safe and orderly environment. Teacher asks RTP questions again. Set of standard RTP questions that a teacher or other staff Student is now making a choice to go to the Responsible thinking process Responsible Thinking Classroom (RTC). member asks when a student Questions disrupts. ♦ What are you doing? In the RTC, the student completes a Developed by Edward Ford. ♦ What are the rules? behavior plan that is reviewed by the ♦ What happens when you break the RTC coordinator. rules? ♦ Is this what you want to happen? Student negotiates plan with teacher and ♦ What do you want to do now? returns to class. ♦ What will happen if you disrupt again? ♦ Do you want to work on this or not?
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