Discipline is a process of learning self-control, respect for others, and responsibility. Positive methods of discipline will be practiced so children are aware of an acceptable code of conduct at school. Efforts to help students understand behaviors that are allowed, accepted, and encouraged (including individual charts, plans, and memos) will be used. Other stop-and-think strategies that lead to positive results through positive reinforcement, good role modeling, and redirection will also be used. For any on-going issues, teachers will communicate with parents so that school and home are working together with a child’s best interests in mind.
To help children learn to manage their actions and feelings, teachers will model sharing, waiting, taking turns, solving problems, controlling impulses, and expressing ideas through words.