In the November/December edition of Speaking Out, the author expresses her belief that out-of-school suspensions do little to discourage future student misbehavior and that principals should instead implement in-school suspensions, during which students are taught the desired behavior.

“Consequential suspension implies that the student has learned something from the end result and the same behavior will not occur again,” Fran Pokorski writes. “We, as educators, have to teach the correct behaviors in the confines of the school as well as continue to offer rigorous academic support for all students.” Do you agree?

Pokorski also believes that teachers should be required to moderate in-school suspensions to ensure learning is taking place. “If students are provided with the instruction they need while serving in-school suspensions, we have broken the cycle of sending them back to classes and feeling lost in the content.”

Read the article in full and let us know what you think.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

FSFDS

I’m impressed, I must say. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s both educative and interesting,
Indian Tv Shows
Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Thank you, However I am having difficulties with your RSS.
Indian Dramas

Thanks for the information

Thanks for the information you brought to us. They are very interesting and new. Look forward to reading more useful and new articles from you!

Good Website

Fantastic post, very much useful information. I found your blog a few days ago from Google and have been reading it over the past few days.
Nikita

Thanks for your post! Through

Thanks for your post! Through your pen I found the problem up interesting! I believe there are many other people who are interested in them just like me! How long does it take to complete this article? I have read through other blogs, but they are cumbersome and confusing. I hope you continue to have such quality articles to share with everyone!

thank your post

Very good! I feel interesting and curious, what were you thinking and how long did it take to get this article?

reply

Yes, the article I was looking for. Your article gives me another approach on the subject. I hope to read more articles from you.

Thanks for your post! Through

Thanks for your post! Through your pen I found the problem up interesting! I believe there are many other people who are interested in them just like me! Thanks your shared!
slither.io

bloxorz

Many thanks for sharing this very diverse opinion post where each expert has no doubt shared his best knowledge on the topic. Have more success in your journey.

Service

Hi Sir this is good information about school. I like it. thank for sharing blog and article with us.

I appreciate that you

I appreciate that you i love this post. thanks for sharing http://www.deyakapoor.com/

Offer

Noteworthy honest to goodness stacked with gainful tips! This site is an understudy and I am in addition having issues getting my guests to keep suppositions. Studies have displayed they are getting in contact to the site at any rate I have assessments "no one ought to be first".

Service

To a striking degree splendid webpage page on this online website! It is really hard to locate this sort of shocking substance with two or three strong data.

jhon

Without principal we cannot start any business and before start any business we can make Accountant Toronto principals. Overall this is extremely helpful
Thanks

Great knowledge, do anyone

Great knowledge, do anyone mind merely reference back to it

Jangkrik

This is great, you are good, i like your post and i still waiting our next post

link

I do not agree with the suspension, if if the suspension outside the school made it more exciting so they can learn it well
http://obatkuat.herbalpelangsing.biz
http://lagold
http://obatbph.net
http://goherba.net

lucky boy

I must appreciate the way you have expressed your feelingsthrough your blog!..
run 2

Gurgoan Escorts Service

Hi Everyone My Self Urvasi From Gurgaon 24x7 Girls Service Escorts provider We Providing Indian Russian Model Call Girls service There Are desirable

Animal

In every field of life principal very essential. While where you go any field of life rules are very important. Veterinary info and are type of info we should be gather.

info

This time of school events play a vital role in a student life.Now I wanted to share this information uk banner with my friends on the social network Facebook. Thanks for sharing with us.

usps tracking

Thank you very much for the information you shared, it's all I've been looking for

Great Website

Nice! thank you so much! Thank you for sharing. Your blog posts are more interesting and informative. I think there are many people like and visit it regularly, including me.
Shilpa

google mail

The article you have shared here very good. This is really interesting information for me. Thanks for sharing!

www.hotmail.com

This is really interesting information for me. Thanks for sharing!

slither io

Thank you very much for the information you shared, it's all I've been looking for

thank your sites

Thanks for your post! I believe there are many who feel the same satisfaction as I read this article! I hope you will continue to have such articles to share with everyone!
fb login

Great Website

I am very much pleased with the contents you have mentioned. I wanted to thank you for this great article.
Independent Call Girls in Gurgaon
Female Call Girls in Delhi

Cara Mengobati Luka Luar Agar Cepat Kering Dan Sembuh

Thanks for the information that has been presented, extremely helpful to me and I gain more insight

Independent Escorts in Delhi

Riya Chaudhary is an Independent Delhi Escort girl. We offering high class Independent escorts service in Delhi for elite peoples in the city to available ultimate satisfaction. you can spend your beautiful moments 24x7.

woow

I want to burn and shine like stars in the sky, so give me that chance.
bloons tower defense 5

Escorts in Gurgoan

Whether you are searching for a date or just somebody you could go through the night out with, we are glad to exhibit our amicable, http://www.kisslly.com/

That’s what I was looking

That’s what I was looking for. Very nice blog indeed, thank you admin
http://quizbucket.org/quiz/python

Best Escort Service Gurgaon

Thank you for sharing a great information and useful. it really necessary and timely for me at this time. I wanted to share this information with my friends on the social network Facebook. Thanks for sharing with us.

So nice post

articles that I see and I read it enough to help me, very interesting and very useful at all, we love this.

Extremely Nice These are a

Extremely Nice These are a portion of the solid choices, proposed for your utilization. Your blog posting in exceptionally intriguing for sharing.

Thanks Gurgaon

I like this post it is very impressive and precious for me The Indbabes Service From Gurgaon

Taking time

Thanks for taking the time to talk about this, I feel fervently about this and I take pleasure in learning about this topic. Please, as you gain information, please update this blog with more information. I have found it very useful. There have to be charging stations everywhere.

Consequences of Supsensions - on those left in the classroom

ISS and OSS may be of little benefit to those being suspended - but the results for those left in the classroom can be huge. They are given the gift of a day of uninterrupted instruction. They are sent a strong message that this type of behavior will not be tolerated. They are sent the message that we value them for following the rules and valuing their own education. The classroom is not going to revolve around those who aren't invested in their own education. It is going to revolve around the needs of those who are seeking an education and to better themselves.

ISS/OSS

Interesting that this topic is hot right now. We are currently in our second year of having an ISS aide and room. it has been a great, and inexpensive investment, for our secondary students. it is helping us to move away from OSS except for under extreme circumstances (drugs & alcohol, violence, and crime). It is hard to educate when they aren't there, and while we once were able to count on the fact that parents would spend the day with the OSS Kid, we can't rely on that idea (myth) anymore. Basically, consequences and learning from the consequences end at the school door. sad, but true. However, we are very excited about our program and anxious to look at anecdotal evidence of the efficacy our program. thanks for the article.

The Unintended Consequence of Suspensions

Although I do not disagree with Fran Pokorski's article, I couldn't help but feel something was missing. The missing piece in this puzzle of misbehavior, suspensions and general mayhem are the parents. Historically, public schools were created to educate the masses, not raise them from childbirth. As we have seen more and more often lately, schools are taking over the educating of students in all aspects of life. It is no wonder we are all a little tired. Don't get me wrong, I fully agree with Fran Pokorski that out-of-school suspension is punitive and really does not in and of itself change a students behavior. However, were I disagree with Fran Pokorski is what appears to be her assumption that it is the school's responsibility to change the students behavior. I am saying that it is the parents responsibility to educate their child on behaving (especially by the time they reach high school). All too often, I have had to suspend a student for behavior at school and the parent sits before me and says, "you know this isn't a punishment for him, he's just going to sit home and watch t.v all day". My response to the parents is that if, in fact, they as parents allow him to sit home and watch t.v. during his suspension, he will probably repeat the behavior many times in the future. I tell parents that what a suspension is saying is that his behavior is to the point that the school is not having an effect on his behavior and therefore we are turning the issue back over to the parents to remedy. I guess it should not be surprising that most parents who hear this look at me with wonder as if to say, "you expect us to change his behavior, this is a school issue, not a home issue!" To reiterate, I think Fran Pokorsko is right on as far as her views on suspension, mainly because suspension was never developed as a tool to fix or change behaviors. Suspension is a tool to empower parents to take responsibility for their child's actions and to take responsibility for correcting those actions. The research is there to show that parents have much more influence(in most cases) over their children that school officials do. Maybe we should be looking into more ways to help parents who may be struggling with difficult children. That would be a program that would show benefits for generations to come.

Chris Hollingsworth
Principal
Maine

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.