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Don't Suspend Me!
An Alternative Discipline Toolkit



July 2016 | 112 pages | Corwin

Learn how alternative discipline methods can create long-term change

Suspensions don’t work. They don’t improve behavior and they don’t address the social-emotional needs of students. It is time to change the culture of discipline in schools. There are better, alternative discipline methods that can create positive, meaningful long-term changes in the behavior of challenging students. Aligned with educational law, Don’t Suspend Me! is a user-friendly guide that gives educators the tools they need to apply these alternative methods. Readers will find 

  • A toolkit with alternative strategies to use for the most common behavior challenges
  • Case study examples and testimonials from educators in the field
  • Worksheets and exercises for the major discipline incidents that occur in schools
  • Answers to commonly asked questions

Written by practitioners for practitioners, this book will help educators comply with new legal requirements, create meaningful change in the behavior of at-risk students, and ultimately develop more productive and empathetic citizens.  

"Don’t Suspend Me! is needed across all schools. This book will give administrators an easy-to-follow plan while dealing with the variety of discipline issues on a daily basis." 
Leo Castillo, Principal
Sanger Unified School District, Sanger, CA


"Don’t Suspend Me! offers a timely topic and gets into the nuts and bolts of the practitioner's point of view.  The toolbox nature is exactly what is needed for those who have determined to try alternative discipline options and now need specific guidance on how to implement."  
Jason Thompson, Assistant Principal
Jefferson Elementary, Schenectady, NY

 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Part I. The What and Why of Alternative Discipline That Works!
 
Chapter 1. Building a Case for Alternative Discipline
 
Chapter 2. Discipline Belief Self-Inventory
 
Chapter 3. Questions and Tips Before You Begin
 
Chapter 4. Alternative/Innovative Discipline
 
Part II. Case Studies on Alternative Discipline
 
Chapter 5. Case Studies
 
Part III. Alternative Discipline Menu by Common Behavior Incidents
 
Chapter 6. Alternative Discipline Menu Introduction
 
Chapter 7. Alternative Discipline Menu
Bullying

 
Cyberbullying

 
Drug/Alcohol Offense

 
Fight

 
Fire Related

 
Inappropriate Language

 
Property Damage

 
Repeated Classroom Disruptions

 
Sexual Harassment

 
Substitute Teacher

 
Technology Offense

 
Theft

 
Truancy

 
 
Part IV. Bringing It All Together
 
Chapter 8. So What Now?
 
References
 
Index

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A Principal’s Toolkit for Suspension Alternatives

A Principal’s Toolkit for Suspension Alternatives

"As a former public elementary school principal who believes in taking care of students’ emotional and social needs as well as their academic needs, I was happy to see this book that can be part of an administrator or teacher’s toolkit to help lower suspension rates." Read the full review of Don't Suspend Me! by Mary Langer Thompson on Middleweb. 

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Webinar: Equity in School Discipline

Webinar: Equity in School Discipline

Jessica and John Hannigan, authors of Don't Suspend Me!, explain why suspensions don't work and how they significantly increase the likelihood of dropout for our most at-risk students.  

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"Don’t Suspend Me! is needed across all schools. This book will give administrators an easy-to-follow plan while dealing with the variety of discipline issues on a daily basis." 

Leo Castillo, Principal
Sanger Unified School District

"Don’t Suspend Me addresses a timely topic and gets into the nuts and bolts of the practitioner's point of view. The toolbox nature is exactly what is needed for those who are determined to try alternative discipline options and now need specific guidance on how to implement them."  

Jason Thompson, Assistant Principal
Jefferson Elementary

"The depth of coverage in this book is great, no matter what issues are being dealt with. Don't Suspend Me! is a comprehensive toolkit that is very practical, well written, and useful."  

Mimi Bonds, Director Student Services
Director of Student Services

Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1


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