DC Elementary School Transforms Culture with Alternative Discipline

Summary:  When Langley Elementary, a Title I school in Washington, D.C., implemented the Conscious Discipline approach, its school culture improved significantly and suspension rates dropped, EdSurge reports, noting that the “top-to-bottom” reforms took around three years to yield positive results.

Source:  Shawna De La Rosa, Education DIVE, October 16, 2019

Description:  “The Langley school reduced behavioral problems by recognizing that students were acting out because they didn’t feel safe. Once teachers created the safe environment that had been missing, students flourished. The Conscious Discipline approach is based on a body of evidence and research, but it also fits within a broader trend of restorative approaches to discipline that include improving learning environments so all can succeed.”

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