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Discovery Program
The Discovery Program is a District approved teaching tool to help
students to learn positive and cooperative behaviors. Several parts
of the program will be utilized throughout the high
school: Attending Skills, The Six P’s, and Tribal Rules with Group
and Team Skills.
Attending skills
Being in the Moment
 Actively engaged (focused and listening )in lessons, discussions,
and meetings.
 Minds are not wandering to what is for lunch or what to do
when they get home
 Any problems or issues are “left at the door” so that students
can concentrate solely on the subject being discussed.
 If there is a serious problem, let me know early before class
Appropriate Body Language (or
Listening Positions)
 Posture is very important to attention and listening skills.
 Five points to Listening Positions:
1) Sit up straight – feet on the floor under the desk, chair
pulled in, and all four feet of the chair touching the floor
Empty Hands on Desk
Eyes on the Speaker – student speaker or teacher
Remain quiet
Actively listen
Appropriate Eye Contact
 Eye to eye, or, in the very least, eye to face or lips when
not writing notes
 Eye contact is important in communication
 Not “staring down,” rolling eyes, laying your head down, or
looking around.
Appropriate Feedback
 Responses are on-topic, genuine, authentic, and students
best effort!
 Raise your hands
 Never yell out responses, especially if someone else is
Questions to Clarify or Validate
 The questions should be a specific inquiry
 It is the student’s responsibility to state when they are
unclear about a topic
The Six P’s
Prompt –
 Arrive to class on-time – sit silently, working on the
opener while attendance is taken (students should be in
class before the bell, but not necessarily in seats)
 Return to class from library, restroom, etc. in a timely
 Transition quickly from one activity to the next
 Turn work in on-time
Prepared –
 Come to school ready to learn.
 Paper, sharpened pencil, pen -blue or black- and binder on
desk (always have agenda on hand)
 Homework completed and ready to turn in
 Prepare your bodies with proper sleep, hygiene, and food
(remember/respect class rules concerning food).
Polite –
 Treat all students and staff respectfully (respect others’ opinions –
realize your actions effect others)
Polite words include “Please”, “Thank you,” “Excuse me,” “I’m sorry,”
and “Pardon me.” (the Golden Rule)
It also includes calling others by their proper name
Raising your hand and waiting to be called upon (don’t talk over
Bullying, gossip, and any other dehumanizing or demoralizing
behavior will not be tolerated (don’t snap at others, don’t talk about
others, no hurtful words, don’t be a hater, respect others’ belongings)
Positive Mental Attitude –
 Maintain a positive attitude in class. (No complaining, whining, or
groaning about work and be positive about the work you do - Say “I
can do this”– give positive feedback – don’t be a grouch –Don’t make
others suffer because you’re in a bad mood)
 Every attempt should be made to leave issues and problems at the
door and walk into class committed to trying your best (try to smile
and have a high self esteem)
 If something you can’t just leave at the door has happened, let me
know and we’ll work something out
Participate –
 Actively participate in classroom discussions with relevant talk as well
as with partner or group work (stand up and voice your opinion –
give feedback during discussions – volunteer)
 Always try your best/be alert and actively engaged in your classroom
community (always work with and be active with your groups – listen
to and follow directions – Listen to others when they are speaking)
 No Sleeping!!!!
 ????? ask questions (if you don’t understand, ask)
Produce –
 Complete, on your own, and turn in all assignments (in
class and homework – be able to give a relevant opinion of
what is being discussed)
 You will be expected to always turn in your best product
(try your best – you won’t always be right, but at least try
– don’t just slop stuff down, try your best)
Tribal Rules
Tribal rules
 Desks Touch
 Introduce Self
 Use Names
 Attending Skills maintained in group
 Wah Space – Don’t interfere with other groups –Your
group should maintain it’s own “bubble”
Group or Team Skills –
 Negotiating
 Listening
 Having Empathy
 Having Tolerance
 Persevering
 Maintaining a Work Ethic
 Understanding Group Dynamics
Sample Script
 Teacher: JT, how are your attending skills?
 Student: Not good
 Teacher: Can you fix it?
 Student:Yes
 Teacher : Thank you that’s 1
 If they say good, the teacher will respond, “ I
disagree. May I speak with you in the hall please.”
Script and Redirect Rules
 4 Redirects total
 3rd redirect = hallway conference
 During the conference, the rest of the class should stay on task/talk very
4th redirect = problem solving with administration/CEO
Tardy to class = tardy write-up and 1 redirect
Phones used inappropriately = phone taken/sent to office and 1 redirect
Cussing/insubordination toward teacher or student is outside of the
redirect system and = discipline referral/sent to office

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