Discipline Plan??

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  1. Alisha

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    How did this happen???

    I'm completely ready for school, or I thought I was at least. I have a couple weeks worth of lessons ready to go, a rules and procedures sheet to go over with my students, information sheets, a poster of rules, and so on....BUT I don't have an actual discipline plan. I have the rules, but I am not sure what consequences to have with first, second infractions....help? I feel silly even asking!:blush:
    Can anyone share examples with me of what you do in your classrooms???
     
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  3. Alisha

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    no one?
     
  4. lovetoshop

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    When I was in middle school (7-8 here) our free lunch would get taken away. For example, first infraction 10 minutes silent lunch then you could rejoin your table, 2nd intraction 15 minutes, and 3rd whole time silent lunch.
     
  5. Lareigna

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    In my room I am using a ticket reward system for good behavior. If they missbehave, missingwork, no hw, not working or unacceptable behavior I take a ticket away. I try not to write kids up or send them to the office unless they are really unruley. If I see a pattern of bad behavior, I will talk to the student first, if it continues I will talk to the guardian and then the P or AP.
     
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    We are a Love and Logic School. So my rules and consequences are based on that.

    Student Expectations

    1. You may engage in any behavior that does not jeopardize the safety or learning of yourself or others. Unkind words and actions will not be tolerated.

    2. Students may remain in the classroom as long as they do not cause a problem for anyone else.

    3. I teach only when there are no distractions or other problems.

    4. If someone causes a problem, I will do something. What I do will depend on the unique situation.

    5. Respect is the key word in creating a positive classroom environment.

    CONSEQUENCES


    1. I will provide consequences that allow you to experience the results of a poor choice, enabling you to make better choices in the future.

    2. I will proceed in all situations with your best interest in mind.

    3. I will guide you toward personal responsibility and the decision-making skills you will need to function in the real world.

    4. Equal is not always fair. Consequences will be designed to fit the problems of individual students, and they may be different even when problems appear to be the same.

    5. I will make every effort to ensure that, in each situation, those of you involved understand why you are involved in consequences.

    6. If at any time you truly feel I am being unjust, you need only say to me, “I’m not sure that’s fair.” I will arrange a private conference during which you can express to me why you feel my actions were not fair. This may or may not change my decision. I am always open to calm, rational discussion of any matter. This can best be accomplished at a private conference.

    I teach in a faith based school, So I won't post my acronym for Respect because it includes scripture which of course you will not be able to use
     
  7. kdw1913

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    We have a school-wide discipline plan.

    1. Warning
    2. Classroom Intervention (i.e. change seats, stay after bell, etc)
    3. 20 minute detention with note to parent
    4. 40 minute detention with phone call to parent
    5. Office Referral

    Severe Disruptions - Immediate office referral
     
  8. kstar03

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    Glad you asked this... I was wondering the same thing!
     
  9. Yank7

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    I set up with the fourth and fifth grade student government a set of rules and responsibilities for the students in the grades.
    These are the consequences the group came up with for breaking the rules:
    First offense-Spoken to by teacher
    Second offence-asked to write the rules and discuss the rule they broke and why this rule is important to be submitted to the teacher.
    Third offense-call home and notify parent about what is happening.
    Forth Offense Parent must come up to speak with the teacher with child present
    Fifth offense-Referred to AP for discussion with child and parent.
    Loss of Privilege for certain period of time.
    Sixth Offense-One child suggested we transfer the student to a school in another country. I liked the idea,but the administration said it would be too expensive.
    Each child's slate is wiped clean after each marking period.
    A party is given for each child whose slate remains clean for the entire marking period.
     
  10. Alisha

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    :rofl::toofunny: love it, hah!
     
  11. Ima Teacher

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    We have a school-wide plan.

    It's quite long, and I couldn't get it to post on here or link correctly.

    Basically we have offenses divided into three levels, with level 1 being the "teacher handles in the room" types of things. Level 2 items are visit the office, but not necessarily out of class. Level 3 are the serious issues.

    Within each of those, there are lists of items.

    It looks complicated on paper, but it's not that bad.
     
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    I do too. I am interested to know what your acronym is.
     
  13. fuzed_fizzion

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    I list choices available to me for consequences. The list is: verbal warning, move seat, student/teacher conference, timeout to another classroom (we have found that removing a student from their audience changes behavior. All teachers have a timeout partner or two or three), phone call home, parent/student/teacher conference, referral to Student Management Specialist (SMS).

    I explain to students and to parents that I will choose the consequence that is appropriate for the student, the behavior, and the class.
     
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    I've been reading this book and was thinking of implenting it in my classroom... This was very helpful!!!!!
     
  15. Alisha

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    Thank you so much for sharing what you do everyone, it is helpful in getting me started on this!
     
  16. Irishdave

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    When I was on the the discipline committee we came up with a "bunch" of classroom rules and made sets

    This come off the rough draft we made

    Class Rules Set #1
    1 No interfering with the teaching and learning of others.
    2 Respect personal space, rights and property of others.
    3 Follow directions of all your teachers.
    4 Come to class prepared with all supplies and homework complete.

    Class Rules Set #2
    1 Be respectful of yourself and others.
    2 Raise your hand before you speak during a classroom lesson.
    3 Listen quietly while others are speaking.
    4 Obey all school rules.

    Class Rules Set #3
    1 Be polite, courteous, and respectful at all times.
    2 Complete all assignments neatly and on time.
    3 Leave your seat only when necessary.
    4 Keep your hands to yourself.
    5 Be quiet in lines, hallways, and restrooms.
    6 Obey all school rules.

    Class Rules Set #4
    1 Follow Directions
    2 Complete Work On Time
    3 Respect Fellow Classmates
    4 Raise Your Hand And Wait To Be Called On
    5 Stay On Task
    6 Respect Other People's Property
    7 Always Do Your Best

    Failure to comply with classroom rules may result in one of the disciplinary actions listed below but not limited to the list

    CONSEQUENCES
    Verbal warning
    Disciplinary Assignment
    Detention After school/Break/Lunch
    Phone call to parents
    Office referral
     
  17. KatieC

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    I teach in a K-12 school and in our middle school we have a discipline plan that we all enforce:

    First Offense- Verbal Warning
    Second Offense- Lunch Duty
    Third Offense- Office Referral and principal (or teacher) calls home

    We also are trying an additional step for the second offense: a redirect form. Students pick up the form (what were you doing, why is it wrong, etc) and take it to another classroom to reflect and fill out. When the students feel they can be successful again in class, they come to the doorway and stand there until the teacher can immediately address the situation. Students still receive a lunch duty at the second offense.

    A good piece of advice I heard this summer is this:

    When there is a disruption in the class, ask yourself these three questions:

    • Can the class learn?
    • Can I teach?
    • Can the disruptive student learn?

    If the answer to any of these is no, it is time to redirect.

    Hope this helps!
     

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