Reducing Exclusionary Discipline
Positive School Discipline Resources
What is our responsibility as educators?
This resource will provide possible examples to assist in revising current practices to reflect positive school discipline best practices. This resource may be used as a template to build upon as policy is reviewed and revised.
This document provides a guide to assist schools and districts by providing information, resources, and tools to further the development of Postive School Discipline practices.
This policy tool is based on 7 Elements found in the PBIS Disproportionality Guidebook.
Use the site search to explore the online resources and references available at SchoolJusticePartnership.org.
Alternatives to Consider
Social-emotional learning is a tier one strategy, used for all students, that has a positive impact on student behavior. Students develop social and emotional competencies not just during a freestanding SEL lesson but through their daily interactions with peers and adults. The way that adults model and support students in learning academic content and responsible behavior sends strong messages that impact students’ social and emotional learning. School-level disciplinarians and counselors who are experts in behavioral interventions and restorative practices have a major impact on the overall integration of SEL into the fabric of a school. Teachers and other school staff are involved in integration as they must have a working knowledge of how to reinforce SEL and set up experiences that strengthen student skills and build a strong class culture. (CASEL.org)
This page reviews the seven (7) social-emotional learning competencies adopted by the state of Indiana as well as preventative tools and lessons to help address the whole child.
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This 25 minute, self-paced video with Deputy Secretary Suzann Morris from Pennsylvania is designed to assist programs as they develop their own policies surrounding expulsion and suspension of young children.