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 Rethink Discipline Implementation

In August of 2017, Michigan’s state discipline code dramatically changes, ending zero tolerance and requiring that lesser interventions be considered. We have gathered some resources to assist, everything from a summary of key law changes to recommendations for HOW to revise your code to a tool to analyze your code to model codes to professional development resources. Please email us if you have resources we should add. contact (at) studentadvocacycenter.org.

Summary of the Law

https://goo.gl/WIVbAL

7 Factor Worksheet

https://goo.gl/eYcJRs

Lesser Intervention Checklist

goo.gl/I5InbR

Michigan Department of Education School Discipline Toolkit

http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-74638_72831—,00.html

Code of Conduct Resources

Code of Conduct Revision Process
Code of conduct reviews should not be delayed until late summer. We map out a process based on research and field experience.
http://www.studentadvocacycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/CodeofConductProcessUpdateRecommendations.pdf

Code of Conduct Self-Analysis Tool
http://www.studentadvocacycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/school.code_.self_.analysis.pdf

Need Help?                                                                                                                                     Reach out to the Student Rights Project. University of Michigan graduate students, who have conducted extensive research on model codes and analyzed many codes around the state, are available to help. Zainab Farhat, (313)205-1109zifarhat@umich.eduSRP-Education@umich.edu

State Board of Education Model Code of Student Conduct:
http://everyvoicecountsmi.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Model-Student-Code-of-Conduct.pdf

Dignity In Schools Model Code
http://www.dignityinschools.org/files/DSC_Model_Code.pdf

Ypsilanti Community Schools
http://www.ycschools.us/downloads/district_14_15/student_code_of_conduct_revised_september_11_2014_1_20140915_140806_4.pdf

Paradigm Shift

Reducing suspensions and improving school climate (and achievement) requires a paradigm shift. It requires ongoing conversations and encouragement from courageous leaders who take a “whole child” approach. We have gathered tools here to help you inspire that change.

Finding your ACE Score and Resiliency Score: http://formedfamiliesforward.org/images/Trauma-informed-care-information-from-Allison-Sampson-Jackson.pdf

School Discipline Beliefs / Values Reframe Worksheet                                                    Please email peri@studentadvocacycenter.org.

Understanding Behavior                                      http://www.acesconnection.com/blog/what-lies-beneath-behavior-introducing-echo-s-new-infographic

Ongoing Professional Development

Overview / Implementation                                                                                        

Student Advocacy Center has been helping develop alternative plans to suspension for many, many years. We have experience working one-on-one with students, parents and schools, as well as helping schools think about improving their policies. We know that one “program” doesn’t cut it when tackling the complex challenge of school discipline. Our training helps to think about the “why” and digs into a whole host of practices (administrative, prevention, intervention, alternatives to suspension) and practical tools. Contact peri@studentadvocacycenter.org for more information.

Positive behavior approaches
https://consciousdiscipline.com
https://www.pbis.org/

Trauma Trainings
http://www.healingtheinsidechild.com
https://wmich.edu/traumacenter/directory/henry
Phillip Hamberg,  pdhamberg@comcast.net (early childhood)
http://www.monarchroom-traumainformededucation.com/

Mindfulness
Michigan Collaborative for Mindfulness in Education (MC4ME), http://www.mc4me.org/

Restorative Practices
MDE’s Resource Page: http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-74638_72831_72833-361320–,00.html                                                                            Mediation Centers around the state may be able to help with training and ongoing implementation: http://courts.mi.gov/Administration/SCAO/OfficesPrograms/ODR/Pages/Find-a-Mediation-Center.aspx
The Sower Center is based in South Lyon, but Bill has traveled all over to support districts in implementing restorative practices in school. He has extensive experience working with what some might call “tough kids.” www.thesowercenter.com/contact.php    Neutral Zone offers an interactive, two-day training for schools on restorative practices and helps schools understand how restorative practices can encourage authentic youth voices in schools. http://neutral-zone.org/restorative-practices-youth-driven-spaces/
Black Family Development is based out of Detroit and is IIRP certified. www.blackfamilydevelopment.org
Nancy Schertzing is based out of Lansing and has extensive experience helping schools implement restorative practices. http://schertzingcommunications.com/
IIRPwww.iirp.edu
Restorative Circle Manual, goo.gl/iBHTSC

Cultural Humility
Shayla Griffin, shayla.r.griffin@gmail.com

Youth Voice
Neutral Zone’s Youth Drive Spaces training
http://neutral-zone.org/youth-driven-spaces/get-involved/

DaQuann W. Harrison, dwhinspires@gmail.com                                                    Educational / Motivational Speaker

Social-Emotional Learning
CASELhttp://www.casel.org/
Michigan Model for Health, http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-74638_72831_72836-362901–,00.html#one

School Learning Community – Experts
Michigan School Justice Partnership, http://www.school2prison.com/
Scott Menzel, smenzel@washtenawisd.org (restorative practices implementation, policy)
RJ Webber, rjwebber@novischools.net (restorative practices implementation)
Paul Salah, SalahP@resa.net  (cultural competence, PBIS resources, policy)
Cory McElmeel, mcelmeel@aaps.k12.mi.us (restorative practices implementation – peer restorative groups)
Dr. Sarena Shivers, shivers@redfordu.k12.mi.us (cultural competence, professional learning communities, trauma)
Scott Buchler, scott.buchler@nwschools.org (alternatives, school practices)
Abe Mashhour, mashhoi@dearbornschools.org                                                                        Dwight Wilson, retired school administrator, dwightlwilson@hotmail.com (student voice, reducing suspensions)

Overall Resources

http://www.endzerotolerance.org/
http://design.fixschooldiscipline.org/
https://beyondthestoplight.com/

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