Source: (2014) Phi Delta Kappan.96(2):25-30.

Our intention here is to highlight and provide examples of successful implementation of three alternative disciplinary models: restorative justice, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), and social and emotional learning (SEL). These disciplinary models effectively address common behavioral problems that exclusionary discipline attempts to remedy. They proactively address potential misbehavior by teaching students how to manage conflict, setting clear community expectations, and instructing students on core social and emotional competencies. These successful alternative disciplinary models allow schools to place more time and energy on their primary purpose — teaching students. (excerpt)