3 The Heart of the MatterWhen confronted with student disruption, do we seek judgment or do we seek to intervene?
4 Teaching students to be productive citizens of the world by molding and shaping behavior and character through detention and in- school suspension.
5 OR....Teaching students to be productive citizens of the world by molding and shaping behavior and character through explicit instruction, positive relationships, and thoughtful intervention.
6 3 PILLARS of ConductRESPECTRESPONSIBILITYRESILIENCE
7 Why the 3 Pillars? Common Point of Reference Shared Vision Consistency UnityDirectionPurpose
8 Why Do This?If we shift our thinking from “control and power” to intervention and instruction, we can focus on promoting strategies designed to developQUALITIES OF ADULT MATURITY
9 12 Qualities of Adult Maturity Delayed gratification - “Id like this right now, but I can wait.”Adaptation – “I don't like it, but I am going to find a way to make it work.”Personal Responsibility - “What do I need to do and what's my part in all of this?”Empathy - “I wonder how I would feel if I looked at this from another person's perspective?”InitiativeIndependenceInsight – (self reflection)RelationshipsCreativityHumorSense of moralityDiscernment
10 ThoughtsIf we expect students to show responsibility, they must be given opportunities to be responsible.
11 Promoting Opportunities School StoreExploration/Extension Activities and ClassesStudy Hall “Lounge”“Give and take” policies9th grade AdvisoryAssembly schedule“Fun” Activities
12 Emphasize Positive Student Performance Improved GPA'sImproved AttendanceImproved Behavioral PerformanceBy class? By individual?RAK – random, above-expectation acts of kindness or courtesy“On A Roll”Student of the MonthClass Competitions
13 ThoughtsOur students will not care what you know until they know that you care...We are very good at speaking, but are we as adept at listening?Strive to learn every student by name, greet them, and take time to get to know them.Remember, “because I said so” no longer holds any weight. There have been too many failed role models in their lives.
14 The Challenge Rapidly growing trend: Peer culture and family values resist the values of learning and education.We are engaged in a serious conflict of values.