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Don't Suspend Me!

Don't Suspend Me!
An Alternative Discipline Toolkit


July 2016 | 112 pages | Corwin

Learn how alternative discipline methods can create long-term change

Suspensions don’t work. They don’t improve behavior and they don’t address the social-emotional needs of students. It is time to change the culture of discipline in schools. There are better, alternative discipline methods that can create positive, meaningful long-term changes in the behavior of challenging students. Aligned with educational law, Don’t Suspend Me! is a user-friendly guide that gives educators the tools they need to apply these alternative methods. Readers will find 

  • A toolkit with alternative strategies to use for the most common behavior challenges
  • Case study examples and testimonials from educators in the field
  • Worksheets and exercises for the major discipline incidents that occur in schools
  • Answers to commonly asked questions

Written by practitioners for practitioners, this book will help educators comply with new legal requirements, create meaningful change in the behavior of at-risk students, and ultimately develop more productive and empathetic citizens.  

"Don’t Suspend Me! is needed across all schools. This book will give administrators an easy-to-follow plan while dealing with the variety of discipline issues on a daily basis." 
Leo Castillo, Principal
Sanger Unified School District, Sanger, CA

"Don’t Suspend Me! offers a timely topic and gets into the nuts and bolts of the practitioner's point of view.  The toolbox nature is exactly what is needed for those who have determined to try alternative discipline options and now need specific guidance on how to implement."  
Jason Thompson, Assistant Principal
Jefferson Elementary, Schenectady, NY

About the Authors
Part I. The What and Why of Alternative Discipline That Works!
Chapter 1. Building a Case for Alternative Discipline
Chapter 2. Discipline Belief Self-Inventory
Chapter 3. Questions and Tips Before You Begin
Chapter 4. Alternative/Innovative Discipline
Part II. Case Studies on Alternative Discipline
Chapter 5. Case Studies
Part III. Alternative Discipline Menu by Common Behavior Incidents
Chapter 6. Alternative Discipline Menu Introduction
Chapter 7. Alternative Discipline Menu


Drug/Alcohol Offense


Fire Related

Inappropriate Language

Property Damage

Repeated Classroom Disruptions

Sexual Harassment

Substitute Teacher

Technology Offense



Part IV. Bringing It All Together
Chapter 8. So What Now?

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter 1

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