Preventive Discipline

Preventive discipline is an approach which relies on socioemotional learning, relationships, and restorative justice as ways to prevent misbehavior from occurring, and to deal with misbehavior more equitably when it does occur.


Introduction to Preventive Discipline

Socioemotional Learning

Socioemotional learning models have been used as a way to promote prosocial behaviors and decrease misbehavior, and therefore can be conceptualized as a preventive approach to discipline.

Building Relationships

The relationship approach depends on strong student-staff relationships to prevent and manage conflict

Restorative Practices

Student misbehavior is viewed as a violation of established relationships, rather than a violation of a rule