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"Steps Forward on School Discipline"

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In many American schools the holiday celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday is used as an opportunity to teach children about his life and legacy.

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, January 19, 2014 11:22 AM

More concerns about numbers of incidents related to students of color. Children's Defense Fund and others express their concerns and solutions.

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School-to-Prison Pipeline

School-to-Prison Pipeline | Senior Research Paper | Scoop.it

Harsh exclusionary practices such as suspension and expulsion often exacerbate the already problematic school-to-prison pipeline. This website has some valuable links and resources to learn about this trend and to help to disband policies that contribute to it.


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Lincoln High School Tries New Approach to School Discipline -- Suspensions Drop 85%

Lincoln High School Tries New Approach to School Discipline -- Suspensions Drop 85% | Senior Research Paper | Scoop.it
THE FIRST TIME THAT principal Jim Sporleder tried the New Approach to Student Discipline at Lincoln High School in Walla Walla, WA, he was blown away. Because it worked. In fact, it worked so well ...

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Report: Mental health issues linked to school expulsion and incarceration - Norwalk Plus Magazine

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Report: Mental health issues linked to school expulsion and incarcerationNorwalk Plus MagazineEducational records of children referred to the Center for Children's Advocacy, a Connecticut nonprofit that provides legal support for abused and neglected...

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School Climate and Discipline

Information about the Supportive School Discipline Initiative, including guidance for schools (RT @nyasp: RT @schoolpsychtech: Excellent recently released school resources - School Climate and #discipline...

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Low-Income Schools See Big Benefits in Teaching Mindfulness

Low-Income Schools See Big Benefits in Teaching Mindfulness | Senior Research Paper | Scoop.it
Studies of mindfulness programs in schools have found that regular practice — even just a few minutes per day — improves student self-control and increases their classroom participation, respect for others, happiness, optimism, and...

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, January 18, 2014 10:35 AM

A teacher's persceptive on the Mindful Life Project.  Another way if looking at discipline. 

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Classroom Management: The Intervention Two-Step

Classroom Management: The Intervention Two-Step | Senior Research Paper | Scoop.it
All of us have had major classroom disruptions that try our patience and push our limits. These incidents can threaten our sense of control and generate fear of looking weak to other students. We fea

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, February 7, 2014 3:32 PM

APs: use this to help your teachers with classroom management issues.  It may reduce office referrals

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Positive School Climate Better at Deterring Student Drug Use

Positive School Climate Better at Deterring Student Drug Use | Senior Research Paper | Scoop.it
A study suggests that school drug-testing policies have no significant impact on deterring students from trying or using drugs, while a positive school climate does.

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School suspensions: Does racial bias feed the school-to-prison pipeline? - Christian Science Monitor

School suspensions: Does racial bias feed the school-to-prison pipeline? - Christian Science Monitor | Senior Research Paper | Scoop.it
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Discipline With Dignity:Classrooms Try Healing Instead of Punishment

Discipline With Dignity:Classrooms Try Healing Instead of Punishment | Senior Research Paper | Scoop.it
As executive director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth, Fania Davis sees programs like hers as part of the way to end the school-to-prison pipeline.

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, March 2, 2014 8:50 PM

Specific examples of restorative justice success.

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Why Do Kids Act Out? Oakland Classrooms Try Healing Instead of Punishment

Why Do Kids Act Out? Oakland Classrooms Try Healing Instead of Punishment | Senior Research Paper | Scoop.it

The school-to-prison pipeline refers to the alarming national trend of punishing and criminalizing our youth instead of educating and nurturing them. Exclusionary discipline policies such as suspensions, expulsions, and school-based arrests are increasingly being used to address even the most minor infractions.


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Pediatricians oppose school suspension, expulsion | Learning & Education

Pediatricians oppose school suspension, expulsion | Learning & Education | Senior Research Paper | Scoop.it

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A group representing pediatricians says disciplining students with out-of-school suspension or expulsion is counterproductive to school goals and should only be used on case...


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School Discipline: What Works Best?

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Readers react to an editorial about zero tolerance policies. (Letters to the editor -- School Discipline: What Works Best? http://t.co/XOyOt71P5B)

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So I Gave Up Punishment and My Students Still Behaved

So I Gave Up Punishment and My Students Still Behaved | Senior Research Paper | Scoop.it
When I moved my blog from Blogger to WordPress last summer I mistakenly assumed that all posts would seamlessly transfer.  I have since found the error in my thinking and have decided to re-post so...

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, January 18, 2014 10:10 AM

written by an elementary teacher, but value for all levels. When what you are doing isn't working, do something else! 

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New program reduces disciplinary infractions, but racial disparity persists

New program reduces disciplinary infractions, but racial disparity persists | Senior Research Paper | Scoop.it
Aurora Public Schools officials are celebrating its implementation of restorative justice. Since the district began using the program suspensions and […]

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, February 5, 2014 10:15 AM

This topic will be covered at NASSP's Ignite '14 conference this weekend. More and more schools are seeing success. 

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The secret to fixing school discipline problems:Change the behavior of adults

The secret to fixing school discipline problems:Change the behavior of adults | Senior Research Paper | Scoop.it
__________________________________ Two kindergarteners at Cherokee Point Elementary School in San Diego's City Heights neighborhood get into a fight on the playground. Their teacher sends them to t...

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Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, February 13, 2014 10:04 AM

How we respond to student misbehavior can set the tone for future encounters with  and between kids. 

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Beyond Zero Tolerance: Achieving a Balance in School Discipline

Beyond Zero Tolerance: Achieving a Balance in School Discipline | Senior Research Paper | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Russ Skiba, psychology professor and director of the Equity Project, examines why zero tolerance programs don't work and offers nine positive, inclusive strategies for fostering classroom discipline.

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To curb conflict, a Colorado high school replaces punishment with conversation - PBS NewsHour

To curb conflict, a Colorado high school replaces punishment with conversation - PBS NewsHour | Senior Research Paper | Scoop.it
To curb conflict, a Colorado high school replaces punishment with conversation
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MATTHEW WILLIS, Principal, Hinkley High School: Last year we had 48 percent reduction in out-of-school suspensions.
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