Make Discipline Consequences a Learning Experience
Many students get in trouble only once or twice a semester, if that. Only a relatively small percentage of students tend to be persistent misbehavior problems. Yet, seats and supervision for discipline settings can be hard to come by, difficult to manage, and simply not very productive...much less constructive.
Discipline Questionnaires comes with
How It Works
Students in trouble are provided with a URL, login and password to access an assigned DQ from any computer that has internet connectivity. By the due date, the student must access a computer, complete the DQ and submit it online to the school designee (typically an assistant principal). It is then added to a pending list to be approved and credited, disapproved and reassigned, or disapproved and escalated to a more serious consequence.
What It Looks Like
Once students log in, they are asked to respond to a collection of questions targeted to their particular offense. These are called "Incident Evaluations." What they first see after logging in looks like the image to the right.
These question sets are presented in "accordion" style, organized into three main sections:
The more lengthy and probing "Discipline Evaluation" can be used for more serious offenses or persistent misbehavior.
Even the question sets in DQ can be customized by your school. It is easy to edit the provided question sets, in part or in whole. Wording can be changed, questions can be added or deleted, and question sets can be easily developed for any additional incident types you may wish to add.
The system supports multiple-choice, true-false, fill-in-the-blank, & essay questions.
Solves A Host Of Discipline Dilemmas
What do you do in those cases when a student really deserves a discipline consequence, but you are inclined to cut them a break? Or...when their parents assert that the stigma of a public punishment like lunch detention will haunt the child for life?! What can an administrator do when they don't have enough seats in a disciplinary setting for the number of students "on the docket?"
For all of these occasions and more: DQ offers a private, dignified way for students who basically "do good" to serve a consequence
This creates more room for, and greater supervision of, students with more serious discipline cases in the traditional discipline settings—like D-Hall, ISS, or "Extra" School.
DQs are designed to be character education
Questions are asked in an open-ended, probing style to encourage students to open up. Students have an opportunity and a forum to express grievances and share pertinent information. Students must consider why the behavior is a problem, look at the situation from multiple perspectives, and express opinions.
Once submitted, they are attached to student records in the Discipline Manager, for future reference as needed.
Constructive, diagnostic and easy discipline!