Special Resource Material Developed by the Center

Title: Rethinking Discipline to Improve School Climate (Practice Notes)

Description: Behavior problems clearly get in the way of schools meeting their mission. Misbehavior disrupts. In some forms, such as bullying and intimidating others, it is hurtful. And, observing such behavior may disinhibit others. Because of this, discipline and classroom management are daily topics at every school. Increasingly, however, concerns have been raised about inequities in applying consequences for misbehavior, and there is a growing appreciation of how traditional approaches to discipline can have a negative impact on school climate and culture.

Access at:   http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/pdfdocs/disciplineclimate.pdf  50kb; 7pp.