HACKING SCHOOL DISCIPLINE
Eliminate old-school punishments and create an equitable community of responsible, productive learners.
Are you or your teachers frustrated with carrots and sticks, detention rooms, and suspension--antiquated school discipline practices that simply do not work with the students entering our classrooms today?
Our kids have complex needs and backgrounds, and we must empower and embrace them with restorative practices that not only change behaviors but transform students into productive citizens, accountable for their own actions.
Replace traditional school discipline with a proven system, founded on restorative justice.
Make Hacking School Discipline your new blueprint for school discipline. Teachers, presenters, and school leaders Nathan Maynard and Brad Weinstein, demonstrate how to eliminate punishment and build a culture of responsibility and empathy.
Reduce repeated negative behaviors
Combat disproportionality and implicit bias
Build student self-regulation and empathy
Enhance communication and collaboration
Identify the true cause of negative behaviors
Use restorative circles to reflect on behaviors and build an inclusive community
THE HACKING SCHOOL DISCIPLINE COMPONENTS
Hacking School Discipline Comprehensive Needs Assessment
The Hacking School Discipline (HSD) Team will audit your school’s behavioral data to help identify trends, patterns, strengths, and needs. We typically analyze the following data points: 1) referrals, 2) suspensions/expulsions, 3) social-emotional learning supports, 4) qualitative feedback, and 5) ‘culture check’ survey for staff and students. We will establish or support your school policies, MTSS, or RTI model to incorporate our practices and mindsets from Hacking School Discipline.
You can choose a virtual coaching session or a face-to-face HSD Leadership Coaching Session to analyze results to inform your HSD Blueprint.
Hacking School Discipline Foundational PD
Restorative Justice is a philosophy and community-wide practice that places relationships at the heart of the learning experience. The goal of restorative discipline is to change the school climate rather than just merely reactively responding to student behavior. HSD offers two foundation days that help cultivate restorative practices and transforms mindsets.
Hacking School Discipline Day 1
Learn basic restorative practices by establishing classroom circles to cultivate community-building. Learn practical strategies to build rapport with students. This workshop will focus on check-in and check-out circles and quick reactive circles. Learn how to handle situations in the classroom where they happen using restorative practices. Facilitate students to help have a voice and choice after wrong-doing, which lowers anxiety and creates investment in THEIR change quickly. This workshop will also equip teachers to repair the harm with students for minor behaviors.
Hacking School Discipline Day 2
Go deeper with restorative practices by focusing on how to reach your Tier II and Tier III students. This day will help staff leverage “reactive” classroom circles to address problems that are time sensitive. Learn advanced de-escalation skills for any position in the building. Staff will learn best practices to help reintegrate students into the learning environment after harm has been done.
Trauma-Informed Behavioral Practices
This Hacking Discipline workshop is geared towards shifting the mindsets of educators by digging into the neuroscience behind the way students react to situations. This workshop helps address, recognize, and support students that have experienced trauma. Leverage practices around “keeping the small things small,” which helps keep situations from becoming larger problems when addressing misbehavior. Learn trauma-informed classroom management skills and strategies to build an environment conducive to learning for all.
Throw Out the Rules
Students find ways to bend and break the rules, but “maybe rules” are the problem in the first place! This workshop will support administrators and staff to create and maintain clear and consistent expectations. Explore strategies, tips, and tricks for how to maintain an equitable and restorative learning environment where all students can thrive.
Strengthen Growth Mindset
Many students misbehave when they believe they can not improve their situation. If we can build their confidence and establish a growth mindset culture, the misbehavior will often take care of itself. Learn how to cultivate a growth mindset by building a resilient culture through the language we use and our classroom practices and policies.
Students often lack self-awareness and the ability to self-regulate. This often hinders a student’s ability to access content, socialize with peers, or respond appropriately at times. Students learn how to self-regulate best when they feel connected, safe and when they feel like they belong. Students feel connected and safe when educators focus on building empathy instead of doling out punishment. This workshop will help staff learn how to empower students to recognize and manage their emotions.
Hacking School Discipline Job-Embedded Coaching
The Hacking School Discipline Job-Embedded Coaching Model is customized to your school’s needs. The team will utilize qualitative and quantitative data to help make a school-wide impact that helps restorative practices and mindsets live with each and every staff member and student in the building. Coaching examples include classroom observations, small group role playing, and round tables where staff can bring up real classroom challenges.