When I look at the student discipline for our school this year, I feel we did an outstanding job of keep discipline referrals, detentions, and suspensions to a minimum…. Then June happened. I actually do not want to look at the data yet (and compare it to the past few years) but all signs are pointing to a rise in discipline. Why does this happen?
Some theorize that students feel an anxiety about starting their summer, and others feel that teachers are busy finishing up grading, packing, and doing different assignments…. Still others feel that this winter long (with all the snow days) and extended the school year. I’m not sure how I feel, but I just know that the climate and culture of the building took a sharp turn in June…. And we still have 6 days left!