Managing vs Disciplining
Which one describes your classroom?
Classroom Management Issues
What are your classroom procedures for the following:
- Attention seeking disruption - noises, talking, outbursts, etc.
- Property misuse (does not result in damage)
- Dress Code (send to the office if it cannot be fixed immediately)
- Mild physical contact\
- Food and drink (only water bottles allowed)
- Not prepared for class
- Not working/failure to engage in lesson/activity
- Not following directions
- Misuse of electronic device (warning given)
- Academic dishonesty
After a student has been given a warning the incident should be documented through eSchool and parent contact should be made. Documentation must be made through the Parent Communication Log.
Effective teachers manage their classrooms. Ineffective teachers discipline their classrooms. Which one are you?!
For classroom management issues, document through eSchool (incident). Consequences for classroom management issues include before or after school detentions (with you, the teacher).
- Safety Issue: violence, possession of a weapon, possession of a controlled substance, sale of controlled substance, robbery/extortion, sexual assault, harassment/sexual harassment/threatening/bullying
Entering Classroom Issues in eSchool - Coming to your PLC very soon!!
Bullying vs. Harassment
Are our students and teachers educated enough to understand the difference between an allegation of bullying and harassment?
AN ALLEGATION IS A CLAIM OR ASSERTION THAT SOMEONE HAS DONE SOMETHING WRONG OR ILLEGAL, TYPICALLY MADE WITHOUT PROOF. ALL BULLYING AND HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS MUST BE DOCUMENTED THROUGH eSCHOOL.
Federal Definitions of Bullying/Harassment:
- Harassment/Bullying on the basis of sex
- Harassment/Bullying on the basis of race, color, or national origin
- Harassment/Bullying on the basis of disability
- Harassment/Bullying on the basis of religion
- Harassment/Bullying on the basis of sexual orientation
Bullying is the use of superior strength or influence to intimidate someone, typically to force him/her to do what one wants. It is a continious action which uses POWER.
- Allegation is reported and documented through eSchool (conduct referral).
- Allegation must identify the offender and the victim(s).
- The reported must be as descriptive as possible.
- Investigation will be conducted.
- Based on the findings of the investigation will determine how the incident is handled.
Harassment is aggressive pressure or intimidation.