ERIC Number: ED239343
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Positive Approach to Self-Discipline.
Lakeside Union School District, CA.
Lindo Park School in Lakeside, California has designed a program to aid students in learning self-discipline and to cut down on playground behavior problems with a reminder/referral system. Those students forgetting to be good citizens are required to take the responsibility for their own actions by calling their parents and letting them know what happened. Special events are planned periodically for students who remember to obey the rules. Additional positive reinforcement for student effort and achievement is provided through "Happy Grams" written and personally delivered to students by the principal. Good citizens from each class are honored at a monthly flag ceremony which the parents attend. "Falcon Coupons" are given to those students "caught" being extra courteous or thoughtful. The students take these coupons to the office (providing a "positive" trip to the office) and the class with the most "Falcon Coupons" is allowed to keep a traveling prize for the following week. This document was selected by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Task Force on Public Confidence as descriptive of a promising practice or exemplary project worthy of highlighting for the California educational community. (JW)
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Demonstration Programs, Discipline Policy, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Guidelines, Improvement Programs, Incentives, Motivation Techniques, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Playgrounds, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Recognition (Achievement), Rewards, Self Control, Student School Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lakeside Union School District, CA.