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Negative and Positive Impacts of Disciplinary Actions in the Middle School Classroom

School discipline is a constant struggle in many schools. While all teachers discipline their students in different ways, and while there is no definitive right or wrong way to ensure good behavior, this collection takes a look at some of the negative and positive impacts of disciplinary actions across middle school classrooms all over the world. These resources may help you to learn what to do, or even what not to do in your own classroom!
A Collection By Dina Capobianco
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Negative and Positive Impacts of Disciplinary Actions in the Middle School Classroom
  • neatoday.org
    neatoday.org

    How One Middle School Cut Discipline Referrals By 98 Percent in Just One Year - NEA Today

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    Dina Capobianco says:
    This school was able to put a disciplinary plan in place to improve their school's discipline referrals from more than 1,200 to just 30 in one year--that's 98 percent! By getting students involved, encouraging partnerships among colleagues, and working through issues in the classroom, it made a huge difference.
  • NASP Center

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    naspcenter.org
    naspcenter.org
    Dina Capobianco says:
    A look at various disciplinary plans shows that they are not necessarily the most effective. These include popular programs like Zero Tolerance and other punish-based programs. Studies show that positive discipline strategies are more effective, improving behavior and making students feel safe and comfortable in their learning environment.
  • Dina Capobianco says:
    In p. 12 and 13 of the article, disciplinary approaches including reprimands, detentions, and exclusions are found to be the most ineffective strategies to correct behavior. In reviewing the disciplinary plans of two schools, and studying various resources listed in the article, it was discovered that correcting behavior can be established by taking more proactive and comprehensive approaches on a school-wide level, involving collaboration among all school individuals to obtain optimal success.
  • Dina Capobianco says:
    Chapters 2 and 3 discuss the role of restorative discipline as an alternate approach as a means to correct prior unsuccessful disciplinary programs and encourage an increase in student behavior by helping them to understand what they did wrong, developing empathy and providing them with the opportunity to fix the behavior. The goal here is to help individuals to take responsibility for their actions and take control of those actions.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    Beyond Zero Tolerance: Achieving a Balance in School Discipline

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    Dina Capobianco says:
    Finding a balance for disciplining children is essential. More recently, it has been discovered that popular forms of punishment for students, including increased suspensions, expulsions, school arrests and zero tolerance, has been ineffective in correcting behavior. Instead, this source provides several alternate discipline measures including building relationships, providing feedback, and getting to the root of the problem.
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BloomBoard Asks:What do you think is the most ineffective and effective disciplinary action in your school?