• I am an administrator and I want to help my staff be better at alternatives to suspensions and expulsions.

    Each of the FAQ pages for the possible strategies for culture and climate change provide some guidance on how to work with your staff. You can access that information at the below links.

  • In-School Suspensions with a Qualified Educator

    is a method that involves sending students to a separate room where they are monitored by another teacher and provided quiet time to reflect on their behavior and complete their homework.

  • Michigan Model for Health

    is a K-12 health curriculum that addresses the physical, emotional, and social health concerns that students face during each stage of their development.

  • Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports (PBIS)

    is a team-based framework that focuses on preventing problem behaviors, developing pro-social skills, and using data-based problem solving to address current concerns.

  • Restorative Justice

    focuses on repairing the harm caused by behavior. It emphasizes empathy, respect, honesty, acceptance, responsibility, and accountability. It provides students an opportunity to see the effects of their behavior, understand their own responsibility, and take steps toward making things right.

  • Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)

    focuses on helping students and staff "acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions" [Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)].

  • Some other resources available to you are the following:

    Restorative Justice Module
    This module provides videos and documents to help you train your staff on restorative practices and implement them in your school.

    The SEL School
    This learning hub developed by the Center for Great Teachers and Leaders provides a variety of resources for teachers, administrators, states, and districts to plan, implement, and support SEL.

    PBIS Training Resources
    This website provides a variety of training materials and sample resources related to PBIS for coaches, staff, parents, and students.