TIC (September, 2016) – Tips!
Myth: Discipline is “soft” in a trauma-informed school.
Truth: There are consequences for all of our behaviors, both “good and bad”. Students must be held accountable for their behaviors because our schools must be “safe”. The goal of discipline is to teach, so that students will learn from their choices and behaviors. Discipline is different from punishment. If traditional consequences aren’t changing behaviors (detentions and suspensions), and sometimes make things worse, then we have to examine our practices and differentiate the consequences. Click Here to Continue Reading