SMART ISS

Report
SMART ISS
Strategies for Building a
Better In School Suspension
Goals for the Day
 Establish
philosophical
underpinnings for a
SMART ISS program
 Discuss in depth
models of ISS
programs and
opportunities to
integrate
 Discuss
therapeutic
intervention
models to increase
student success
 Have fun
Norms
Take care of needs
Ask clarifying questions
Be on time from breaks and
lunch
Traditional School Disciplinary
Consequences
 Demotion
 Lowering
Grades
 Detention
 Saturday School
 Suspension
 Expulsion
 Classroom
Consequences
 Staying after
school
 More homework
 Writing lines
 Loss of recess
 Parent Conference
 Office Referral
What Behaviors are Students
Referred For?
 White
students
referred/suspended
more for:
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Smoking
Endangering
Obscene Language
Vandalism
Drugs/Alcohol
 AA
students
referred/suspended
more for:
 Loitering
 Disrespect
 Excessive
Noise
 Threat
 Conduct
interference
“The Color of Discipline”: www. Indiana.edu/-iepc
What must we do
versus what can we
do.
Discretionary
removals
versus
mandatory
Alternatives to Suspension and
Expulsion
Ten Alternative
Examples that
Support
Disciplinary
Alternatives
#1- Mini-Course
Ten Alternative
Examples that
Support
Disciplinary
Alternatives
#2- Parent Supervision
Ten Alternative
Examples that
Support
Disciplinary
Alternatives
#3- Counseling
Ten Alternative
Examples that
Support
Disciplinary
Alternatives
# 4 Community Service
Ten Alternative
Examples that
Support
Disciplinary
Alternatives
# 5- Behavior Monitoring
Ten Alternative
Examples that
Support
Disciplinary
Alternatives
# 6- Restitution
Ten Alternative
Examples that
Support
Disciplinary
Alternatives
# 7- Problem SolvingContracting
Ten Alternative
Examples that
Support
Disciplinary
Alternatives
# 8- Alternative Programming
Ten Alternative
Examples that
Support
Disciplinary
Alternatives
# 9- Appropriate ISS
Ten Alternative
Examples that
Support
Disciplinary
Alternatives
# 10- Coordinated Behavior
Plans
Definition and Rationale
SMART ISS
Models of ISS
The Punitive
Model
Doing Time for the Crime
Daily Schedule
Arrival
Restroom
Lunch
On task
behavior
Dismissal
Punitive ISS Room Arrangement
Keys to Success
Clearly defined rules and expectations
Review rules as the apply to rules that were violated
Opportunities to problem solve
Aversive task
Compliance based activities
Based on a time served model
Daily Schedule
Arrival
Restroom
Lunch
On task
behavior
Dismissal
Academic ISS Room Arrangement
Keys to Success
Academic skills are measured and
learning difficulties diagnosed
Individualized instruction in basic skills is
provided
ISS instructor receives specialized training
Social skills remediation is taught using a
research based curriculum
Role-playing, cooperative learning and
engaging interactions
Therapeutic
Model
Unique Characteristics
Improvement of student’s self-image,
communication, and problem solving
Counseling techniques, individual, group, reality
therapy
Staff development for teachers, parent training,
home school survival skills
Identification and monitoring of student behavior
post intervention
Daily Schedule
Arrival
Restroom
Lunch
On task
behavior
Dismissal
Therapeutic ISS Room Arrangement
Individual Model
The Smart ISS approach
Questions

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