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ERIC Number: ED495315
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar-27
Pages: 160
Abstractor: Author
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-41295-097-8
7 Steps for Developing a Proactive Schoolwide Discipline Plan; A Guide for Principals and Leaderships Teams
Colvin, Geoff
Corwin Press
Maintaining well-disciplined schools is becoming more difficult in today's educational system, and problem behavior or lack of school discipline is reaching crisis proportions. Nationally recognized author and educator Geoff Colvin provides the "what's," "why's," and "how's" for establishing an effective discipline program while promoting an overall positive and welcoming school climate. Emphasizing the critical roles that collaboration and teamwork play in achieving success, this powerful resource presents a seven-step process to assist administrators and teachers in working together to develop and implement a practical and proactive schoolwide discipline plan. Based on a five-year federally funded project at the University of Oregon and field-tested in over 60 schools nationwide, this guidebook is filled with practical checklists and user-friendly forms that include explicit instructions to help educators: (1) Define the purpose of the plan; (2) Establish schoolwide behavior expectations (3) Teach and sustain behavior expectations (4) Correct problem behaviors; (5) Collect and utilize data; and (6) Maintain the plan over time. 7 Steps for Developing a Proactive Schoolwide Discipline Plan contains a full range of effective behavior management practices to help educators develop a strong, affirming school environment that successfully serves students and staff. Following the foreword, acknowledgements, about the author and introduction, this book is divided into two Sections. Section 1, Critical Perspectives, contains the first 4 chapters: (1) Establishing the Need for a Proactive Discipline Plan; (2) Essential Features of a Proactive Schoolwide Discipline Plan; (3) Vital Role of the Principal and Administrative Support; and (4) Establishing a Building Leadership Team. Section 2, Components of a Proactive Schoolwide Discipline Plan, contains the last 7 chapters: (5) Purpose Statement; (6) Schoolwide Behavior Expectations; (7) Teaching the Behavior Expectations; (8) Maintaining the Behavior Expectations; (9) Correcting Problem Behavior; (10) Using the Data; and (11) Sustaining the Plan for the Long Haul. Also included are: Concluding Remarks, Appendices, References, Index and Credits.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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