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Re: school discipline--VERY important question!

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Sat, 4 Dec 1999 07:46:34 EST

We have a "time out" person who removes the child from the room and talks
with him or her in a makeshift office space. We have a school counselor for
proactive stuff, a principal and vice principal all at the elementary level.
We have such nice rapport between adults and children (for the most part) at
our school.

We use "buddy time out" -- have the child sit in another classroom til s/he
cools down. We have discipline reports home to parents. We have a
school-wide philosophy of discipline.

We also have an "owl team" which I thought was kind of weird when I first
arrived last year. If a teacher has a really serious (violent) problem with
a child, s/he calls the office and the office asks the owl team to meet in a
certain room. The owl team is a group of teachers, male and female who go
meet with the child and together work something out. I've never seen this in
action, but I wonder if it's really scary for the out of control child to
have so many adults come help. But action is consistent and quick at our
school and I think in two years I've only heard them called 3 times.


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