Declines in Discipline Referrals reported by Certified “Framework” Trainers
Every teacher and administrator wants to help kids learn more. That is
why we are in the business of education. However, time spent on
inappropriate student behavior and subsequent discipline referrals takes
us away from our educational pursuits.
In May 2006, aha! Process, Inc. conducted a short survey about student
discipline among its Certified “Framework” Trainers. With responses
from 1,104 professional educators from 43 US states and 3 foreign
countries, we learned that the Discipline Interventions outlined in
Chapter 7 of “A Framework for Understanding Poverty” are effective
within the school system. Among the respondents who put the Discipline
Interventions into practice, 98.7% found them effective.
This chapter was very helpful in seeing the ‘other’ side and focusing
kids be successful instead of punishment.
Classroom Teacher, 1-5 years experience, Texas
Among the respondents who have put strategies from the “Discipline
Interventions” module into practice, 83.8% report having seen a decrease
in discipline referrals.
Among teachers, weekly referrals have declined as a result of
practicing Dr. Payne’s “Discipline Interventions.” Approximately
33.3% more teachers dropped their discipline referrals to under 2 per
week. Another 29.1% witnessed a drop to (3-5) referrals a week.
Just by measuring prior discipline referrals to current, I’ve
noticed significant changes in
that fewer referrals are documented
because of casual register.
District Mentor Teacher at Secondary Level, 11-20 years experience, Florida
Among principals, administrators and other educators, daily referrals
shifted down as well. After practicing the “Discipline Interventions,”
more than 23% of principals, administrators and other educators had
under 2 referrals a day.
I have found the strategies to be effective in preventing situations
from escalating. By
changing my behavior, I can change the reaction
of the students.
Principal, 11-20 years experience, California
At aha! Process, Inc., we acknowledge that teachers, principals,
administrators and other educators have a variety of tools in how to
approach and handle discipline in school. What we learned from this
survey is that many educators believe that Dr. Payne’s strategies for
discipline WORK WELL with most of their students. Many educators have
asked Dr. Payne for additional guidance in discipline processes and
issues. In response, Dr. Payne wrote “Working with Students: Discipline
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