Discipline and Classroom Management
In order to provide students with the peaceful learning environment they deserve, we will use the following pledge in our classroom:
When we care about each other and our classroom, we share and take turns. We listen carefully, help each other, work hard and have fun together. We know that everyone makes mistakes and we won’t laugh or make fun of them. When someone asks us to stop, we will stop the first time. We will always treat others how we want to be treated. This is who we are, even when no one is watching.
We refer to this pledge daily, in addition to community norms that will be generated together in the first weeks of school. When someone has a problem, we will use an incident-specific framework to solve it with the student(s) involved. Giving children the words they need to solve a problem is a proactive approach to discipline. We encourage and promote positive discipline. On an occasion when I may need to intervene, consequences could be warnings, time off recess, notes home, calls home, and, if necessary, specific behavior plans.