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Posted on October 16, 2015 6:26 pm
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Hudyja
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Are reflections the best answer for consequences?
When we have a student at our school that gets a discipline referral, their consequence is to write a 1/2 page reflection letter and an apology note to the teacher. This consequence has no effect or meaning to many students, especially the older ones. What are some other consequences that our administration could try?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 18, 2015 2:31 pm

ySudyG
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Parent contact. My school started this year with contacting parents from the first discipline referral. The administration always contacts the parent and we teachers try to make contact as well. We have found that the parents in our community want to be involved in their children's education and they definitely want to know about behavior issues. Parents are often the ones who have the power to take away what will actually influence the child (cell phone, TV privileges, car keys, nights out with friends, etc.) and have been a huge help. When the students know that their parents and teachers are in contact and are on the same page with expected behavior, our students have shown improved behavior.
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XequMa
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This is a great solution to the problem. Parental involvement is always important.
  Posted on: February 28, 2017 11:59 am

Jenna Herberson
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Parental involvement is very important to student success.
  Posted on: February 25, 2018 8:07 am

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Solution 2
Posted October 17, 2015 1:31 am

uXyRyd
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I would suggest finding out what the student(s) like that can be given/ done in school and encourage positive behavior with that as a reward. I have found taking things away has had little effect compared to giving. I like to stick to more positive than negative when dealing with teaching and encouraging positive behaviors.
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rybuZy
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Right, using positive incentives increases work ethic.
  Posted on: October 16, 2017 2:31 am

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Solution 3
Posted October 16, 2015 8:40 pm

aTytyP
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This sounds like an adequate first time offender consequence. If they repeat the same offense then it should be something more severe...like taking a desired activity away. Then if it happens again, something more severe, and so on.
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Solution 4
Posted February 26, 2016 9:54 pm

taMaSe
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I think students that are older should receive consequences like lunch detention, receiving zeros for the class period or day, or referrals to the administration office. If students are in elementary school, then I would take away privileges, such as no fun Friday or treasure box.
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Solution 5
Posted October 18, 2015 3:41 pm

eQynuv
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Instead of eating lunch with everyone else, they can go to a quiet area and work on their reflections.
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Solution 6
Posted February 28, 2016 3:40 am

buteJy
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I think loss of privileges is an appropriate consequence. However, don't immediately bypass reflections. We need to continually support the emotional intelligence of our students through reflections and problem-solving.
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Solution 7
Posted October 9, 2016 11:42 pm

yjeNus
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One thing that I have recently been introduced to is to have the student commit acts of service around the school based on the rule that was broken. Studies have shown that when students, or even criminals, are required to provide an act of service for the school, or the community, has allowed the person to not only reflect on what they did wrong but decide to not do the act again. This is not full proof but there have been many people that this type of discipline has helped.
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