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School Discipline
Best Practices for Administrators

Second Edition
  • Louis Rosen - School Justice Institute, Executive Director


February 2005 | 128 pages | Corwin
'For the seasoned professional, the book provides a way of developing the administration team. For potential administrators, the book introduces a range of topics for consideration before entering the field' - John Davis, Principal, Juan Cabrillo Elementary School, Malibu, CA

Build a school community where educators and students can concentrate on the business of learning.

Louis Rosen offers the best ideas and most workable discipline practices from more than 1,000 school leaders. School Discipline Second Edition, is loaded with updates, and gives administrators all the tools they need to create a safe environment, from dealing effectively with the 5% of students who take up 90% of their time, to creating a positive public image in the community. It also helps educators keep up with the latest research and effective methods while helping teachers gain good classroom management skills.

Updates include:

- Timely issues such as fairness of zero tolerance policies

- A new chapter offering prevention strategies

For both seasoned administrators and those new to the job, this book will help you ensure a safe and just school while allowing diversity and individuality to flourish. This hands-on guide contains contracts, photocopiable forms, and worksheets that you can use as they are or customize for your own school.

 
List of Forms and Figures
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. Fair Schoolwide Discipline
Defining the Goals of School Discipline

 
Providing Leadership for Fair and Just Discipline Practices

 
Using a Justice Issues School Checklist

 
 
2. Developing Good School Rules and a Student Code of Conduct
Legal Requirement for Local School Rules

 
What Makes a Good School Rule?

 
What to Include in a Student Code of Conduct

 
A Model Student Code of Conduct

 
Conclusion

 
 
3. Setting Consequences for Breaking Rules
Teachers' Responsibility for Classroom Discipline

 
Violations of Federal and State Laws and School Discipline

 
Consequences for Violating School Rules Outlined in the Student Code of Conduct

 
Prescriptive Discipline Strategies

 
Conducting Your Own Research on Discipline Strategies

 
Conclusion

 
 
4. Procedural Justice and Effective School Discipline
Landmark Due Process School Discipline Cases

 
Legal Authority for Administering Schools

 
Developing Fair Procedures for All

 
Linking Community Services, Law Enforcement, and Schools for High-Risk Youth

 
Conclusion

 
 
5. Suspension and Expulsion as Consequences
Long-Term Suspension or Expulsion

 
Exceptional Children

 
Student Questioning

 
Expulsions

 
Zero Tolerance

 
6. Disciplining Students With Disabilities

 
Individuals With Disabilities Education Act

 
Why Are There Special Rules About Discipline for Children With Disabilities?

 
Does IDEA Contain Provisions That Promote Proactive Up-Front Measures That Will Help Prevent Discipline Problems?

 
Can a Child With a Disability Who Is Experiencing Significant Disciplinary Problems Be Removed to Another Placement?

 
Can a Child With a Disablilty Be Removed From Placement for More Than Ten Days in a School Year?

 
After the Tenth School Day Then What?

 
 
Expulsion of Students With Disabilities
Weapons Possession by Students With Disabilities

 
 
7. Best Strategies to Keep Your School Safe
Prevention Strategies

 
Discovery Strategies

 
Remedies, Consequences, and Deterrents as Strategies

 
Conclusion

 
 
8. School Climate and Its Relation to School Discipline
The School as a Friendly Place

 
Group Openness

 
Emphasize the Positive

 
Promote Respect for Staff and Students

 
Promoting Classroom Management Skills

 
Valuing Diversity

 
School Climate and Communication

 
School Climate and School Safety

 
 
9. Mental Health and Anger Control as Prevention Strategies
Anger Control as a Prevention Strategy

 
Anger Control and High-Risk Students

 
Relations With the Community as a Prevention Strategy

 
The School Administrator as Employment Counselor

 
Conclusion

 
 
References
 
Index

"For the seasoned professional, the book provides a way of developing the administration team. For potential administrators, the book introduces a range of topics for consideration before entering the field."

John Davis, Principal
Juan Cabrillo Elementary School, Malibu, CA

“This book will appeal to a wide range of school administrators, both elementary and secondary. In addition, I feel this book would greatly benefit principals and assistant principals new to the profession. The book provides an excellent overview of school discipline.”

Royce Avery, Principal
Dunbar Junior High Math/Science Academy, TX

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: Fair Schoolwide Discipline


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