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Report Discipline

Report Discipline

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Published by Helen Bennett
Connecticut Voices for Children issued this report on discipline and "Positive Alternatives to Out-of-School Suspensions"
Connecticut Voices for Children issued this report on discipline and "Positive Alternatives to Out-of-School Suspensions"

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Published by: Helen Bennett on Jun 03, 2010
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Teaching Discipline:A Toolkit for Educators onPositive Alternatives toOut-of-School Suspensions
Alexandra Dufresne, J.D.Annemarie HillmanCari CarsonTamara KramerJune 2010
Connecticut Voices for Children’s research in K-12 educationand at-risk youth is supported by the Tow Foundation, theMelville Charitable Trust, the Stoneman Family Foundation,and the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund.
 
Connecticut Voices for Children 2
Dedication
This report is dedicated to
State Senator Thomas Gaffey 
and 
State Representative Andy Fleischmann 
  for their extraordinary leadership and commitment to providing educational opportunity for all of Connecticut’s children.
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 AD, AH, CC, TK 
 
 
Connecticut Voices for Children 3
Table of Contents
 
I. Executive Summary
.................................................................................................................................... 4
II. Introduction
.................................................................................................................................................. 6 A. Alternatives to Out-of-School Suspensions: a Continuum of Interventions ................................. 9
III. Preventative Measures
............................................................................................................................. 10
 
 A. Look at the Data .................................................................................................................................... 10B. School-wide Positive Behavioral Supports (SWPBS) ...................................................................... 12C. Active Teaching of Social Skills .......................................................................................................... 17D. Mentoring ............................................................................................................................................... 18E. Classroom Management Training ....................................................................................................... 19F. Mediation ................................................................................................................................................ 20G. Personalizing the School Experience ................................................................................................. 20H. Academic Supports ............................................................................................................................... 21I. Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Supports ..................................................................................... 22
 
IV. Alternative Punishments for Disciplinary Offenses
........................................................................ 23
 
 A. Detentions: After-School, Before-School, Lunch and Saturday Detentions ................................ 23B. Restorative Justice/Restitution ............................................................................................................ 24C. Cool Down Options ............................................................................................................................. 25D. Reflective Essays, Apologies, and Responsible Thinking Classrooms .......................................... 25E. Parent Meetings ..................................................................................................................................... 26F. Community Service ............................................................................................................................... 26G. Behavioral Monitoring and Contracts ................................................................................................ 27H. Withdrawal of Privileges and “In Kind” Responses ........................................................................ 27I. In-school Suspensions .......................................................................................................................... 27
 V. Conclusion
................................................................................................................................................... 29
 VI. Appendices
 Appendix A. Connecticut School District Suspension Data ................................................................. 30 Appendix B. Acknowledgements .............................................................................................................. 37 Appendix C. Index of Featured Schools .................................................................................................. 40

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