A Positive Approach to School Discipline

Identifying common discipline mistakes and incorporating relationship-building interventions with students can benefit the whole child.

Topics: Student Engagement

Teachers are working toward teaching and reaching all kids, but misconduct can really throw a wrench in their plans to create a safe and engaging learning environment for students. School  discipline has evolved from exclusionary discipline to finding more effective ways to address behavior issues that ensure kids remain in the learning environment and grow from a whole-child perspective. But with a global pandemic and a nation grappling with social injustice, students—many of whom haven’t experienced “normal” school in years—are rightfully struggling when it comes to mental health and overcoming trauma, leading to increases in behavioral issues in schools.