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PBIS Student Survey. NJSCS MSHS Student Q. Why Restorative Practices Benefit All Students. Did you know that a significant percentage of the achievement gap between students of color and white students is caused by punitive discipline?

Why Restorative Practices Benefit All Students

African American and Latino children are much more likely to face school suspension and expulsion—even for the same behaviors—than white students. As a response to this inequitable school model of punitive discipline measures, restorative practices are growing in schools across the nation. I asked Brian H. Smith, Ph.D., a research scientist with the Committee for Children, to share his perspectives on the current status and future directions of discipline in schools.

EDUTOPIA: What is the current status of the discipline system and such practices as zero tolerance? DR. Suspension rates increased dramatically in the 1990s as schools embraced zero-tolerance discipline policies. EDUTOPIA: Why do you think these practices persist? Defining Restorative - IIRP Graduate School. Amstutz, L.

Defining Restorative - IIRP Graduate School

S., & Zehr, H. (1998). Victim offender conferencing in Pennsylvania’s juvenile justice system. Retrieved from Angel, C. M. (2005). American Humane Association (2003). Braithwaite, J. (1989). Braithwaite, J. (1994). Burford, G., & Pennell, J. (2000). Case Examples. Jonesboro Middle School Case Jonesboro Middle School (JMS) has a population of 558 students, a 65% poverty rate and sits in the center of Clayton County, Georgia.

Case Examples

JMS is also a model demonstration school for the state of Georgia's Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support efforts. Like hundreds of schools across the United States and Canada, JMS has found that implementing School-wide Positive Behavior Support can have many benefits. In 2003, JMS was one of several middle schools in Clayton County that received a stipend to send a team of staff members to a 3-day training on a schoolwide PBIS effort that Georgia calls Effective Behavioral and Instructional Supports (EBIS). The team that JMS sent, included: the assistant principal in charge of data and discipline, representative core teachers from each grade level, representative special education teachers, representative staff members, and a parent representative. Using Data-Based Decision Making Teaching Behavioral Expectations. Find What Works! Hinsdale Central High School. All students should feel competent to handle their interpersonal conflicts in a productive manner.

Hinsdale Central High School

In order for this to occur, two conditions must exist. First, students must believe that they are capable of responding appropriately to their personal challenges. Second, they must possess the requisite skills to do so. Unlike peer mediation programs that teach a handful of students these attitudes, skills, and behaviors, the Conflict Resolution Skills Training Homeroom provides this enriching opportunity to all freshmen students.

A core group of ten student leaders undergo the intensive peer mediation training program. 1. 2. 3. Gather feedback immediately on the homeroom event from CRT student leaders and the homeroom teachers. Gmail - Free Storage and Email from Google.   PBIS Assessment Surveys. PBIS Assessment includes surveys for research, for annual assessment and for progress m​onitoring of SWPBIS.

  PBIS Assessment Surveys

Each survey has been developed to meet the data requirements of SWPBIS usage in schools. For a survey to be included in PBIS Assessment it must: Be reliable and evidence-basedBe consistent across all statesMeet the needs not duplicated by another survey currently in use Benchmarks for Advanced Tiers (BAT) Who: Teams who have consistently scored 80% or higher on the MATT when assessing their Tier II and III implementation may consider moving to the annual BAT survey. Home Page. Dignity in Schools Campaign Publications and Tools. SWPBIS for Beginners. School-wide Evaluation Tool Implementation Manual The SET Implementation Manual was developed to provide guidance and technical assistance to those who would like to use the School-wide Evaluation Tool (SET) to assess a school’s fidelity of implementation of school-wide positive behavior support.

SWPBIS for Beginners

Discovering School-wide PBS: Moving Towards a Positive Future This DVD contains a 24 minute awareness video on school-wide PBS that can be shared with districts and schools to solicit interest and buy-in. There are also 5 video segments on getting buy-in, using data for decision-making, teaching expectations and rules, providing effective consequences, and developing reward systems. The DVD can be ordered from the Florida DOE at: PBIS Staff Kickoff. ModelCode Section3.1b Model1. Model Code by Section. Printer-friendly versionSend to friend Download the Full Mode Code or Executive Summary Download the the Model Code by Section: 1.1 Fulfilling the Full Potential of Children and Youth.

Model Code by Section

DSC Model Code Exec Summary. Climate Change: Implementing School Discipline Practices That Create a Positive School Climate. OutofSchool-OffTrack_UCLA_4-8. 8 Tips for Schools Interested in Restorative Justice. Restorative justice is an effective alternative to punitive responses to wrongdoing.

8 Tips for Schools Interested in Restorative Justice

Inspired by indigenous traditions, it brings together persons harmed with persons responsible for harm in a safe and respectful space, promoting dialogue, accountability, and a stronger sense of community. Restorative justice is a philosophical framework that can be applied in a variety of contexts -- the justice system, schools, families, communities, and others.

In schools, we see that overreliance on punitive strategies like suspension or expulsion isn't working. The UCLA Civil Rights Project (PDF, 30.3MB) has found that schools with high suspension rates are less safe, less equitable, and have lower academic outcomes.