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THE “HEART” OF DISCIPLINE Sharon Flynn- John Kenny- Assistant Principals H. Frank Carey High School Franklin Square, NY
“When you turn over rocks and look at all the squiggly things underneath, you can either put down the rock, or you can say, ‘My job is to turn over rocks and look at the squiggly things,’ even if what you see can scare the hell out of you.” - Fred Purdue, Pitney Bowes Executive excerpt from Good to Great by Jim Collins
The “Clean-up” Stage Year One 42 Superintendent Suspensions (38 drug/alcohol related) Year Two 37 Superintendent Suspensions (30 drug/alcohol related) Year Three 26 Superintendent Suspensions (22 drug/alcohol related) = 9 Superintendent Suspensions (0 drug/alcohol related)
Juan Huertas, 11 th grade student vvvvvvvvvvv vvvvvvvvvvv
“Two roads diverged in a wood…” (and we took both…) StudentsStaff
MIONTSIPVIARTEEMIONTSIPVIARTEE Bag of Tricks Find ways to motivate, inspire, “light a fire” Set the table for positivism Example: “What I Learned from Ronald Reagan” Change the mindset. Change the culture. Share a vision. “Whatever It Takes…”
Staff Development “The X Files” Would you (feel, treat, react, think) differently if you knew…? “Touch the Heart, Then Teach the Child.”
Whose children are these? Whose children are these, who daily walk through the front doors of our school? Ours, Mine, Theirs
Case Study Peter Rapp
Meet Our New Transfer Student …
What if he was yours?… TEST GRADES: 92, 84, 0, 79 QUIZ GRADES: 0, 0, 90, 0, 86 Homework Missing: 9 Absent Excused: 3 Absent Unexcused: 14 MP1 Report Card Grade: 50 Comments on Report Card: - Well Mannered and Respectful - Frequently Absent from Class -Absences/Cuts Impacting Grades - Parent Conference Requested
In case you were wondering… - Psychology Award - Chemistry Award - PRIDE Award
So… What have you learned from Peter? What message was he trying to convey to you (or anyone who would listen)?
“There was no single defining action, no grand program, no one killer innovation, no solitary lucky break, no miracle moment. Rather, the process resembled relentlessly pushing a giant heavy flywheel in one direction, turn by turn, building momentum until a point of breakthrough, and beyond.” - Jim Collins, Good to Great
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