Green Day Presentation - TJ Spartan Teacher Handbook

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OBJECTIVE
Provide a clear overview of
how the discipline process
will work for all stakeholders
at Thomas Jefferson for
2011-2012 school year.
HOW WE GOT HERE
Colorado TELL Survey results – spring 2011
Ms. Just and Administrative team met in April and discussed
discipline process as it was at TJ
Team decided that process needed to be re-evaluated
Solicited discipline plans from area high schools in and out of DPS
(Bruce Randolph, ThunderRidge HS, Brighton HS)
Focus Group conducted with students – May
Focus Group with teachers and security staff – May
Discipline Committee formed by volunteer teachers
DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE
Eileen Adair
Brett Butera
Linda Estlund
Matt Santamborgio
Matt Spampinato
FOCUS GROUP FEEDBACK
1. What is the responsibility of the student in a
classroom?
Teacher’s Response
Student’s Response
• Positive, polite, prepared, prompt, • Apply themselves
productive – 5 P’s
• Don’t be disruptive
• Respect – themselves, teacher,
• Learn the curriculum
other students
• Participation
FEEDBACK CONTINUED…
2. What is the responsibility of the parents?
Teacher’s Response
Student’s Response
• Be a parent – not a friend
• Should not play a major role
• Act as advocate
• Make sure kids are doing what
they are supposed to be doing
• Be a support, but not baby kids
FEEDBACK CONTINUED…
3. What is the responsibility of the teacher?
Teacher’s Response
Student’s Response
• High expectations and
accountability
• Clear expectations
• Communication
• Prepared lessons
• Model the behavior you expect
from the kids
• Clear and consistent behavior
• Positive consequences for those
following the rules
• Learn what works with each kid
• Consistent consequences from
each classroom
• Be teachers, not friends
• Clear rules and expectations
FEEDBACK CONTINUED…
4. What is the responsibility of the
administration?
Teacher’s Response
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Pre-referral support
Students should be afraid
Support teachers 100%
Consistency
Scare kids
Communication of steps taken
with a student
Student’s Response
• Set standards but be flexible
• Make sure everyone is on the
same page
• Keep kids safe
• Get kids opinions on things like
this
• Security is too laid back
FEEDBACK CONTINUED…
5. How can the current behavior plan be
improved for next year?
Teacher’s Response
Student’s Response
• Clear and consistent measures
• Consequences for everyone, be
consistent
• Clear expectations
• Everyone on the same page –
needs to be a paper trail
• Consequence for teachers not in
the halls
• Get everyone on the same page
• Consistency
• Follow up with discipline, if you
threaten to do something, do it
• Teachers be more strict
• Pass room not a party time – take
kids phones from them when they
get there
WHAT DOES LEAP SAY ABOUT CLASSROOM
MANAGEMENT? (LE-4)
• Teacher communicates high behavior expectations for all
students and holds all students accountable.
• Teacher rarely needs to stop instruction to address misbehavior,
or when necessary, handles it quickly and resumes instruction.
• Instances of misbehavior, especially repeated ones, are
addressed, not ignored.
• Teacher’s responses to misbehavior are effective and fair from
student to student; responses are proactive and respect
students’ dignity.
• Teacher’s attitude communicates warmth and love, as well as a
non-negotiable demand for student effort and mutual respect.
Address
Explain
Correct
FOCUS ON LEARNING
At Thomas Jefferson High School, our teachers and staff are committed to your
learning and development into a young adult. We will create a safe and nurturing
learning environment that allows for all learners to prosper. To help ensure that
learning takes place in every classroom and at all times, the teachers of Thomas
Jefferson have a three-step process to keep students on track :
1. Address the behavior needing correction with the student
2. Explicitly explain what the student needs to do to be successful
3. Give the student the choice to correct the behavior, and remain in the learning
environment
Address
Explain
Correct
HOW THE PROCESS WORKS
HOW DO WE SUPPORT THIS?
• Campus Security stationed at the “T” on 1st
and 3rd floor
• Campus Security stationed at front desk
• Teacher(s) stationed in passroom
• Teacher(s) stationed in cafeteria
• Teacher(s) roaming to assist in gathering
students
DUTY – A TEAM APPROACH
Pass Room
Hallway
Lunchroom
PASSROOM
Pass room monitors will maintain a quiet academic
environment. Student progress will be tracked using a
spreadsheet. Teachers from each core subject will
contribute essential skills worksheets and readings
etc.… These items will be compiled into pass room
work packets for students to complete if they have no
other work to do. Additionally, a library of textbooks
will be compiled for student use. Teachers will keep
track of the textbooks by requiring students to use a
sign-out sheet.
HALL MONITOR/WALKER
Hall monitors will walk a “beat” that is designed to cover the
entire building in regular intervals. Hall monitors will
interact with students using a fair, firm, and friendly tone.
Through the use of a radio they will coordinate efforts with
school security. Tardy and truant students will be escorted
to the dean’s office where appropriate action will be taken.
Students may later be escorted to class. Students with no
class will be escorted to the Lunchroom. Security will be
called to assist in the event that students are reluctant to
comply with the hall monitors request.
LUNCH ROOM SUPERVISOR
It is necessary to provide a place for students to
be so that the halls can be kept clear
(eventually a comfortable student lounge may
be developed). These students are usually
juniors and seniors, so they will be loosely
supervised, “given space” and allowed to
relax. The lunchroom will serve as the
location for students without a class, for a
particular period, to hang out.
DUTY SCHEDULE FOR 2011-2012
• Each period there are teams of teachers
ranging from 4-5 available people
• It will be left to the teams as to who
does each duty each day (pass room,
cafeteria, hallway)
• Duty Schedule

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