Webinar: Disciplined and Disconnected: Insights about Exclusionary Discipline from Youth and School Leaders

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Webinar: Disciplined and Disconnected: Insights about Exclusionary Discipline from Youth and School Leaders

July 11, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Wednesday, July 11, 2018
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET

Do harsh disciplinary practices have a place in today’s schools? Suspending and expelling students detrimentally affects their chances to graduate — and ultimately affects their chances of securing employment and succeeding in life.

What alternatives to harsh, exclusionary practices can schools implement? What do students and administrators say about their own experiences? What are the root causes of the behavior leading to discipline, and how can teachers address it?

New research from the Center for Promise—Disciplined and Disconnected: How Students Experience Exclusionary Discipline in Minnesota and the Promise of Non-Exclusionary Alternatives—answers these questions.

In the report—slated for release on July 11—both young people and school leaders implementing non-exclusionary discipline practices share similar insights: learning should be the ultimate goal, behavior should be interpreted as a communication of needs, building trusting relationships is critical, and power must be shared across the school community.

Join the webinar to learn more about these findings, their broader national implications for policy and practice, and the kind of support adults need to implement more effective practices that do not lead to further disconnection.

Speakers include:
Cindy Everling, student support services coordinator, Minnesota Internship Center Charter High School
Monika Kincheloe, senior director, strategic initiatives and partnerships, America’s Promise Alliance [Moderator]

Dr. Elizabeth Pufall Jones, research scientist, Center for Promise
Alyssa Rafa, policy analyst, Education Commission of the States

Additional speakers to be announced.

Click here to learn more and to register.