HES Discipline Approach to Support Students

What is RCD? Responsibility Centered Discipline is our school-wide discipline approach that every teacher expected to follow. The focus of RCD shifting the responsibility of behavior off the teacher and allowing students to take ownership of their behavior. RCD provides a framework for teachers and students to come up with a simple and consistent system for addressing all educator-student conflicts.

What are the three levels of RCD?

  • Level One-The student recognizes the Breakdown of the Expectations with little resistance, takes ownership and works well with the teacher.

  • Level Two-The student is not able to work productively with the teacher. This may include arguing, denying, blaming, ignoring, interrupting, crying, etc. With the use of additional skills and strategies, the teacher is able to redirect the conversations, the student is able to self-regulate and Closure is accomplished.

  • Level Three-The student is unable to self-regulate and Closure cannot be accomplished, despite the teacher’s skill in redirecting. This results in the student needing to leave the classroom.

Give’em Five Conversation

Support -supportive comments given to and for the student.

Expectations -expectations shared by everyone at school based upon commonly understood Foundations.

Breakthrough -breakdown of those expectations identified and shared with the student.

Benefit -benefits to the student, both short-term and long-term, if they adhere to expectations.

Closure -closure in the conversation, acknowledging next steps.