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Philosophy of Discipline

            Ultimately, it is my responsibility to teach students to take responsibility for their behavior. Good behavior is more than simply following rules; it is each student’s decision to behave appropriately to encourage a positive learning environment for all. Rules, after all, are baseline expectations of good behavior. However, I want to encourage each of my students to meet and exceed stated expectations. Positive reinforcement promotes good behavior and clearly defines appropriate behaviors. By creating and maintaining clear expectations, it is my desire for students to learn to create an environment that is conducive to learning and growth. Furthermore, prompt and consistent enforcement of consequences allows for opportunities for students to learn correct behavior. Rather than focusing on the poor behavior or action, it is my hope to focus on making better decisions in the future by providing tools and options for students who may be challenged with making suitable behavior decisions.