Due to my background and travels, a lot of educators will ask me about character education / discipline management programs. Which ones work best, which one to avoid, etc.?
There are lots of good ones out there. Personally, I endorse Girls and Boys Town. Girls and Boys Town is to discipline management what Benjamin Bloom and Madeline Hunter are to instruction. Everything else is a derivative of the original breakthrough thinking and practice.
That being said, it really doesn’t matter which fundamentally sound program you pick. Success and failure isn’t based on the program. It is based on you.
If the program your select is implemented with full fidelity by every adult on the campus, it will work.
Every modification (no matter how logical) and every adult who opts out, “My kids behave just fine, I don’t need a program,” increases the both the speed and inevitability of failure. But it is not program failure, it is implementation failure. And implementation failure is leadership failure.
Think. Work. Achieve.
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