High school principal implements new discipline techniques, suspension rate decreases drastically

Lincoln High School Principal Jim Sporleder wasn’t sure a new approach to student discipline would work — but when it did, he never disciplined using the old approach again.

The new approach worked so well that suspension rates in the Walla Walla, Wash. high school decreased by 85 percent.

So, how does Sporleder’s new discipline approach work?

Students at Lincoln were involved in gangs, kicked out of their former schools and sent to Sporleder as a last effort. So, Sporleder and his staff took action. When a student has an outburst or misbehaves in class, the teacher quickly reacts. Sometimes, the teacher asks the student to step out into the hall for a brief conversation about what’s really going on. Other times, the teacher asks the student if they are interested in spending the class period in in-school suspension to calm down.

Sporleder explained that students still receive consequences, but they aren’t sent home, because there isn’t much accountability or support there. Instead, when a student acts out, Sporleder sits down with them and listens. He asks questions, and usually finds out the student’s anger or behavior stems from outside the classroom. And the student must make amends with those they’ve affected. During in-school suspension, the student can talk to the teachers, work on homework, or think about how they can handle the situation differently next time.

And if the student’s behavior requires a visit to Sporleder’s office, he uses the zone system — three levels associated to red, yellow and green — to gauge how a student is handling their emotions. When emotions are in the red, Sporleder often recommends time to cool off before discussing consequences.

Before the new approach, there were 798 suspensions (days students were out of school), 50 expulsions and 600 written referrals in the 2009-10 school year. Once the new approach was implemented, Lincoln had 135 suspensions, 30 expulsions and 320 written referrals in the 2011-12 school year.

Schools in the U.S. suspend millions of kids each year — more than three million, each year, to be exact. According to a National Education Policy Center report published in October 2011, suspension rates have increased substantially since the 1970s. And for minority students, in particular, the situation is grave —  in fact, the rate of suspension for African American students more than doubled since the 1970s, and is now triple the rate of white students.

Research has found that zero-tolerance policies may correlate to dropout rates in high school. Another study found that schools with higher suspension rates tend to have have higher rates of dropouts.

Asus Zenfone Smartphone

Many of us stock around 75

Many of us stock around 75 doctor offices and scorching tubs via five in the nations primary manufacturers, which include Artesian Doctor offices, Bahama Doctor offices by Empire, Master Doctor offices, Nordic Scorching Tubs, Vita Doctor offices and bringing out the Eileen Phelps Signature distinctive line of swim doctor offices by Get better at. spas

Discipline is indeed required

Discipline is indeed required to make students become good. jersey juventus terbaru 2015 These are the tips that are easy to run. Next time I come back again. Please visit my blog Asus zenfone Smartphone Android Terbaik || http://mojomojo.org/hebatasus

thank you sir admin has

thank you sir admin has presented useful information and news which, hopefully with updated often will make this website more useful to visitors. ASUS ZenFone Smartphone Android Terbaik | Yamaha R15 dan Yamaha R25 Motor Sport Racing dan Kencang

That's all I are able to say.

That's all I are able to say. You most absolutely have built this blog website into something special. I definitely really liked every part of it and i also have you saved to fav to look at new information in your site
eso gold online | elder scrolls online store | the elder scrolls online gold

informasi seputar bisis

informasi seputar bisis online Bisnis Online Terpercaya

At the heart of all the same

At the heart of all the same height, top down will move obat benjolan di ketiak

Inilah ciri Bisnis Online

some times we need to learn

some times we need to learn English more and other language to understand this article / these comments. tempat family gathering murah I wish to say that this write-up very forced me to try and do so! tempat untuk family gathering bogor I appreciate everything you are doing. campas outbound sentul bogor You have done a great job.

Peluang usaha bisnis

Peluang usaha bisnis sampingan online

Thank's for your inframtion

Roger Benedaf hanks for

Roger Benedaf
hanks for taking the time to talk about this, I feel fervently about this and I take pleasure in learning about this topic. Aqiqah Tangerang
Kambing Aqiqah Tangerang
Jasa Aqiqah Di tangerang
Jasa Aqiqah tangerang
Aqiqah Bintaro

I am about to complete a

I am about to complete a university thesis on this topic and your post has helped me with the facts and figures I needed to accomplish it. Cheers!jual kambing aqiqah tangerang
aqiqah tangerang
Jasa Aqiqah Tangerang
jual kambing aqiqah tangerang
Kambing Aqiqah Tangerang
Jasa Aqiqah DI tangerang
Jasa Aqiqah Jakarta
Aqiqah Jakarta

This time this article is

This time this article is totally a good one love to read the whole new thoughKonveksi Kaos Tangerang
Konveksi Baju Seragam Sekolah
Konveksi Seragam Kerja
Konveksi Seragam Sekolah
Konveksi Jas Almamater

great site! gambar lucu

great site! gambar lucu

sngat menarik

Ikuti seminar terpopuler

Ikuti seminar terpopuler Strategi Membeli Banyak Properti Tanpa Utang, Tanpa Modal Awal, Tanpa Perlu Menunggu Harga Miring, bersama Bapak Cipto Junaedy dan selalu fullhouse di berbagai kota. Antara lain di Singapore, Surabaya, Medan, Balikpapan, Malang, Jakarta, Palembang, Jogyakarta, Bandung, Semarang, Banjarmasin, Makassar, Bali. Cipto Junaedy | Peluang Usaha Franchise

For illustration, if anything

For illustration, if anything occurs and for some reason you can't negociate to hold it the future placenta pills and baby acne day hopefully so it uses up about 6 workweeks. Jennifer Mayer, owner of Brooklyn Placenta Services, who knows.

JalanTikus.com download Game

JalanTikus.com download Game PC dan Android Gratis Terbaru dengan server lokal. Satu - satunya situs download gratis di Indonesia.

Great post ang helpful

Great post ang helpful information and interesting respond. Cipto Junaedy

The problem with making

The problem with making generalizations like that is that you may be wrong. Amazon is not a direct competitor to Walmart and will never be, the two models are completely different. I agree with the Dollar General comment though. John Deere Diagnostic Kit with Service 4.0

Read the news really make fun

Read the news really make fun and very sexy share... great news.
After sucses for information Margahayuland at ABas NAD. Now, Belanja Produk Gaya Hidup Kontemporer dari Desainer Berbakat dengan Harga Terjangkau also go for great news in the site.

ABas NAD

Bingung cari uang lewat

Bingung cari uang lewat internet? sekarang cari uang lewat ekiosku.com juga bisa!! Anda penasara klik HERE

Well i think that your

Well i think that your assumption is definitely right and i do agree with that. Margahayuland Penting, panas, perlu dan seruu

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <ul> <ol> <li>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.