Rodriguez, A. (2018, February 08). Disengagement Problems Disguised as Discipline Problems. Retrieved February 08, 2018

We created an Incident Reduction Plan to identify the discipline policies and classroom management practices that fueled student disengagement, and therefore “persistent danger,” in our school. Three areas became focal points of our plan: Developing de-escalation strategies to help prevent behaviors that create a risk of physical injury. Reframing communication to give student identity and culture a voice and to prevent instigating violent responses to school policies. Examine behavioral data and student feedback and reflect on the role school policies play in exacerbating negative trends. With student guidance, adjust policies.

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