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Alternative discipline can benefit learning.

Mergler, Mary Schmid
June 4, 2015

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)


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