Research has established the following four critical factors that lead to effective school-wide discipline. These factors are interconnected and essential for the success of students and staff.
#1 Positive Relationships
#2 High Staff Visibility
#3 Preventative Teaching
#4 Provide Frequent Feedback
This school year, Joslyn is focusing on Preventative Teaching, by adopting a new social skills program. The program, called "Stop and Think", is designed to teach students interpersonal, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills. The four Stop & Think levels ensure that all skills are taught in a developmentally-sensitive and appropriate way. Each level concentrates on 10 Core and 10 Advanced Skills. These are practical skills that help students to manage their own behavior and successfully interact with others: Listening, Following Directions, Asking for Help, Ignoring Distractions, Accepting Consequences, Apologizing, Dealing with Teasing, Handling Peer Pressure, and How to Set Goals.