What does your classroom culture and discipline policy look like?

Because of our unique approach to deeper learning and focus on social-emotional skills, we take a different approach to discipline than most schools. We believe it is part of our job to facilitate growth in the areas of learning self-direction and discipline. We think it’s so important that social-emotional skills are even included in the Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs), Learner-Led Conferences (LLCs) and Reports of Progress (ROP).

Each of our learners is different, as are the challenges that arise. Therefore, the consequences for choices that might negatively affect those around them become authentic and naturally related to the behavior, and come with discussion and context. We are not fans of “punishments and rewards”. This method is based on research to find the best approach and right fit philosophy to go with our mission.

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