Policy and proactive approaches to support positive behavior: School discipline, substance use, and restraint and isolation
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is providing a training on school discipline and related policy. The integrated session highlights proactive approaches to support positive behavior and eliminate punitive discipline practices. Building and District level teams are strongly encouraged to attend.
This workshop will address legal requirements, systemic approaches, and best practices for effectively implementing school discipline as well as restraint/isolation policies and procedures. Participants will learn about: - The legal and social context for changes to school discipline and restraint/isolation policies and procedures - How adult behavior influences student behavior and systemic approaches to improving conditions for learning - Prevention/intervention approaches to de-escalation, the crisis cycle, and emergency circumstances - Due process procedures and equitable approaches to reduce differential selection and differential processing in decision-making processes - Restorative, trauma-informed, collaborative approaches to foster positive student-teacher relationships and improve school culture.