Stacy Morgan
By Stacy Morgan on June 23, 2019

Marble Falls Middle School reinforces positive over punishment

Marble Falls Middle School reinforces positive over punishment

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When disciplining students, schools are well-versed in punishment. Pick up a student handbook from any school across the country, and it will outline the consequences for every infraction.

"During the last round of Marble Falls Education Foundation grants, the middle school landed a grant to help with Emergent Tree Education training to create a unique on-campus mentor program.

The program works with students who struggle the most with behavioral issues.

The initial response from staff and administrators when it comes to kids who pose the biggest behavioral challenges is to continue to mete out punishments with the hope these students learn from them. But Angela Kennedy, MFISD’s director of Social Emotional Learning, pointed out that punishments aren’t always effective, especially if the student in question doesn’t know the best actions to take or decisions to make."

 

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Published by Stacy Morgan June 23, 2019
Stacy Morgan