RESPECT AS AN AREA OF CONCERN

 

CONCERNS EXPRESSED

  • Adult Authority-students not respecting teachers, aides, substitutes etc.
  • School Property-trash in the hallways, not picking up after themselves in the classroom, at lunch etc.   Keeping their books covered and taking care of their lockers
  • Hands-On/Verbal Disrespect for each other
  • Interrupting when two people are in private conversation
  • View themselves as equals to adults (no boundaries)
  • Denial issues   (do accept responsibility)
  • Tardy issues
  • Hands on behavior (what is, what isn't)
  • Students talking back (feeling they've done nothing wrong)
  • Inappropriate body and verbal language
  • Respect, or lack of, for substitutes
  • Homeroom:   Lack of respect for class rules.   Having to repeat ourselves on this matter.
  • Subtle lack of respect for authority.
    • Mistreatment of Substitutes, Eye Rolling when being talked to by a teacher
  • Lack of respect for others property.
    • Taking each others binders, pencils, notebooks, getting in other lockers etc.
  • Listening quietly through all announcements.

 

INTERVENTIONS/CONSEQUENCES 

  • Has to be consistent – all levels must buy in
  • Consequence needs to be consistent
  • Need to educate/ model correct behaviors for respect
  • Incorporate SRO into consequences?
  • Create a Student Council that is based on leadership and give these problems mentioned above to the kids to solve.   (Montana Behavioral Initiative Team from OPI)   The idea behind this, as we have discussed, would be to build citizenship skills and respect within our school through the leaders that are selected.
  • ISS time whenever disrespectful to a substitute or other adult authority
  • Pick up the hallway during lunch hour etc.
  • Points/Reward System:   Could be named the "Gold Standard."   It would involve rewarding students with tickets that could be used for drawings of prizes.   There would be no limit to the amount of tickets that a student could earn before the drawing of the prizes.   It is all based on the willingness of each individual student to show respect in our school.
  • Our thought would be to make ISS a little more uncomfortable for them, such as making the students take part in some sort of school service.   Examples:   picking up garbage, cleaning desks, other things that students would deem unpleasant.
  • Grant money to hire supervisor for assigning community service, Saturday school

 

  • Building:
    • Continue with PRIDE
    • HR programs/respect lessons – discussions
    • Building themes during certain time of the year-posters, quotes on doors etc.
  • Team:
    • Continuity between classrooms – same cues
    • Special team units that encourage or enforce respect
  • Individual:      
    • Taking turns to teach with verbal reminders
    • Mark-downs as negative consequences
    • Positive praise