Responsible Thinking Process
Excuses are not accepted as they do not promote the development of self-responsibility.
For that reason, we do not ask the student ‘why’ they behaved in that manner.
When disruption occurs, this series of questions are asked to promote self-reflection:
- What are you doing?
- What are the rules?
- What will happen next time you break the rules?
- Is that what you want to happen?
- What do you want to do now?
Questions 4 and 5 allow the student to reflect on their behavior and the class rules. (It does not just have to be in the classroom, can also be in playground, on the bus etc). If the student refuses to answer the question or evades answering then ask them again. If they continue to refuse ask: ‘Do you want to work this out or not?’ If they are still unwilling and disruptive then say ‘Then you have chosen to go to the RTC’
If a student disrupts again after going through the initial questions, then ask
- What are you doing?
- What did you say would happen next time you disrupted?
- Where do you need to go now?
These questions allow the child to reflect on their own behavior and how the system works.
The teacher then fills out the RTP Classroom Referral Form, which requires the teacher to describe:
- the first disruption following which the student was asked to think about his or her behavior in relation to the rules of the context,
- the second disruption that resulted in the student going to the RTC; and
- any additional notes or rule violations after the second disruption
Once the RTC is implemented then there is no negotiation.
Negotiate conflict resolution: Mr. Carel Ext 78306
Responsible Thinking Center
Student Success Advisors: TBD & TBD AP: R. Bennett AP: T. Manzenedo AP: H. Walker
Failure to comply with the expectations of the Responsible Thinking Center and being disruptive in the office or RTC area will result in students meeting with their Assistant Principal, calling home, and potentially being suspended from school for the remainder of the day or longer depending on the situation.
A plan for changing the disruptive behavior must be completed by students during the time of suspension. A parent/guardian, along with each student, must meet with the Student Success Advisor or the Assistant Principal to negotiate the student’s re-admittance to school.