3 Ways to make your ISS Program SMART

Ways to Make your ISS Program Smarter

Traditional ISS programs are founded on the principle that punishing students results in decreased behavior. SMART ISS is a program that flips that script; focusing instead on making ISS programs active and restorative rather than simply punitive. Here are three ways you can switch what your ISS program does to make sure it’s SMART.

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3 Reasons Traditional ISS Doesn’t Work

 

Smart ISS

The traditional In School Suspension model is broken and yet most schools still use it. Schools across Texas and throughout the country practice the traditional, punitive, method of ISS. In this model, students get in trouble and are sent to a room on campus  as punishment. They might complete homework or do assignments, but the main point is they’re separated from their peers. The idea is that, by forcing students to think about what they’ve done, they won’t do it again. Of course, that logic doesn’t always follow through. Here are three reasons why the traditional ISS method doesn’t work.

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3 Questions to help you Manage Aggression in classrooms

Satori Alternatives to Managing Aggression

There’s an unfortunate reality about teaching that you’ll eventually comes across: you’ll eventually end up angry at one of your students or your students will be angry or aggressive towards you. It’s hard to  know how to manage aggression we might have towards students who aren’t behaving in class. We might feel ridiculed, disrespected, not listened to, or more. As Social Emotional Learning teaches us, our emotions don’t exist in a vacuum. One bad day at home or a bad week outside of school can be compounded when a student acts up, causing us to lash out or turn to aggressive behavior.

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