Responsive School Discipline
Essentials for Elementary School Leaders
Babs Freeman-Loftis, Chip Wood
Bring positive behavior to your school through strong, consistent, and positive discipline.
Experienced administrators Chip Wood and Babs Freeman-Loftis offer practical strategies for building a safe, calm, and respectful school climate—strategies based on deep respect for children and for staff. See how to:
- Establish signals that get children’s quick, quiet attention anytime and anywhere in school
- Craft school rules that children take seriously—even cherish
- Create peaceful recesses, lunchtimes, hallways, and bus rides
- Give staff techniques for teaching and reinforcing expected behavior
- Help children with especially challenging behaviors avoid discipline problems
- Give staff methods for quickly restoring positive behavior when a discipline problem comes up
- Involve parents in improving school discipline
Each chapter targets one key discipline issue and starts with a checklist of action steps. For comprehensive discipline reform, go through the chapters in order. For help with a particular challenge, go right to the chapter you need.
Independent Publisher Book Award, 2012