School Discipline: Best Practices For Administrators (2nd Revised edition)

School Discipline: Best Practices For Administrators (2nd Revised edition)

By: Louis Rosen (author)Paperback

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'For the seasoned professional, the book provides a way of developing the administration team. For potential administrators, the book introduces a range of topics for consideration before entering the field' - John Davis, Principal, Juan Cabrillo Elementary School, Malibu, CA Build a school community where educators and students can concentrate on the business of learning. Louis Rosen offers the best ideas and most workable discipline practices from more than 1,000 school leaders. School Discipline Second Edition, is loaded with updates, and gives administrators all the tools they need to create a safe environment, from dealing effectively with the 5% of students who take up 90% of their time, to creating a positive public image in the community. It also helps educators keep up with the latest research and effective methods while helping teachers gain good classroom management skills. Updates include: - Timely issues such as fairness of zero tolerance policies - A new chapter offering prevention strategies For both seasoned administrators and those new to the job, this book will help you ensure a safe and just school while allowing diversity and individuality to flourish.This hands-on guide contains contracts, photocopiable forms, and worksheets that you can use as they are or customize for your own school.

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About Author

Louis Rosen, PhD, is the executive director of the School Justice Institute, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the improvement of fair discipline practices in schools. He has been a high school principal in the Los Angeles area for 19 years; an assistant principal for 4 years; a high school counselor; and a high school social studies teacher. He was the project director of the Drugs in the Schools and Principles and Practices of Justice on School Campuses programs for the Center for Civic Education in Calabasas, California. He has also served as the executive director of Partners of Education of Toledo for three years. While he was director of Partners in Education of Toledo, the organization provided more than 2,000 tutors and $2 million in resources for the public and Catholic schools of the Toledo area through partnerships with businesses and labor unions. He is the author of School Discipline Practices and several journal arti-cles that have appeared in the The High School Journal, a publication of the National Association of Secondary Schools Principals, and School Safety, published by the National School Safety Center. He was the principal writer of two student texts, Drugs in the Schools and Violence in the Schools, published by the Center for Civic Education. He has served as an acade-mic specialist for the United States Information Agency and initiated a special program on school justice issues for Arab and Jewish principals in Israel. He has a bachelor's degree in history from UCLA, a master's degree in secondary school administration from California State University at Los Angeles, and a PhD in education from Claremont Graduate University. He resides in Pacific Palisades, California. He currently serves as a volunteer for the Los Angeles Superior Court as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children (CASA). He also volunteers for Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles and serves on the board of the Southern California Regional Council of Organizations as their representative. He is currently working on a book: College Is Not for Everyone.


List of Forms and Figures Preface Acknowledgments About the Author 1. Fair Schoolwide Discipline Defining the Goals of School Discipline Providing Leadership for Fair and Just Discipline Practices Using a Justice Issues School Checklist 2. Developing Good School Rules and a Student Code of Conduct Legal Requirement for Local School Rules What Makes a Good School Rule? What to Include in a Student Code of Conduct A Model Student Code of Conduct Conclusion 3. Setting Consequences for Breaking Rules Teachers' Responsibility for Classroom Discipline Violations of Federal and State Laws and School Discipline Consequences for Violating School Rules Outlined in the Student Code of Conduct Prescriptive Discipline Strategies Conducting Your Own Research on Discipline Strategies Conclusion 4. Procedural Justice and Effective School Discipline Landmark Due Process School Discipline Cases Legal Authority for Administering Schools Developing Fair Procedures for All Linking Community Services, Law Enforcement, and Schools for High-Risk Youth Conclusion 5. Suspension and Expulsion as Consequences Long-Term Suspension or Expulsion Exceptional Children Student Questioning Expulsions Zero Tolerance 6. Disciplining Students With Disabilities Individuals With Disabilities Education Act Why Are There Special Rules About Discipline for Children With Disabilities? Does IDEA Contain Provisions That Promote Proactive Up-Front Measures That Will Help Prevent Discipline Problems? Can a Child With a Disability Who Is Experiencing Significant Disciplinary Problems Be Removed to Another Placement? Can a Child With a Disablilty Be Removed From Placement for More Than Ten Days in a School Year? After the Tenth School Day Then What? Expulsion of Students With Disabilities Weapons Possession by Students With Disabilities 7. Best Strategies to Keep Your School Safe Prevention Strategies Discovery Strategies Remedies, Consequences, and Deterrents as Strategies Conclusion 8. School Climate and Its Relation to School Discipline The School as a Friendly Place Group Openness Emphasize the Positive Promote Respect for Staff and Students Promoting Classroom Management Skills Valuing Diversity School Climate and Communication School Climate and School Safety 9. Mental Health and Anger Control as Prevention Strategies Anger Control as a Prevention Strategy Anger Control and High-Risk Students Relations With the Community as a Prevention Strategy The School Administrator as Employment Counselor Conclusion References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/05/2005
  • ISBN13: 9781412913492
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 128
  • ID: 9781412913492
  • weight: 381
  • ISBN10: 1412913497
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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