Harvard Professor, Founder of Think:Kids, Author of The School Discipline Fix
SAN ANTONIO | NEW YORK
Expert on Social-Emotional Learning, Creator of Emotionally Inclusive Practices
SAN ANTONIO | NEW YORK
Supportive Discipline Innovator, Creator of Responsibility-Centered Discipline
National Education Consultant, Director of Student Support & Discipline Review for a Large Metro District
International Speaker, Award-Winning Author & Consultant on Social-Emotional Learning
MOVING FORWARD WITH SCHOOL DISCIPLINE
The discussion around school discipline can be polarizing. On one hand, advocacy groups and those committed to fairness are rightly disturbed that minority students are often expelled at three to four times the rate of their white peers. On the other hand, teachers and parents are deeply concerned about creating an out-of-control, even unsafe, environment where students can do as they please – without any real concern for consequences. But almost everyone agrees that students need to be in class in order to succeed academically, and that suspensions and expulsions should be as rare as possible. And almost everyone agrees that student and educator safety should be top priority.
In recent years, many schools have begun implementing programs such as progressive discipline, restorative practices, Positive Behavior Interventions & Support, Responsibility-Centered Discipline, Safe & Civil Schools, Conscious Discipline and other alternative methodologies. But which of these systems actually work and how can they be successfully implemented? The School Discipline Conference provides a forum where educators can gather information on various approaches and philosophies. It is a must-attend gathering for educators focused on improving academic performance by applying the most current innovations and research to behavior intervention and classroom management.
The School Discipline Conference will be held this year as part of the Innovative Schools Summit in San Antonio (December 1-4, 2022). Each Summit offers 4 topic-specific conference – providing a unique opportunity for attendees to learn from a broad spectrum of experts and colleagues from throughout North America — assembling internationally recognized innovators together with practicing educators and consultants who are currently finding success with cutting-edge best practices and research-based methodologies in education. These multi-day events provide an opportunity for administrators, teachers, counselors and other educators to learn about new insights and strategies for reaching and teaching students PK-12.
In 2023, the School Discipline Conference will be held as part of the Innovative Schools Summit in New York (February 22-25, 2023) and Las Vegas (July 5-9, 2023).