What’s an outdated discipline policy costing you?
When a student breaks the rules, a chain reaction is set in motion. If it’s a low-level incident, like a student arriving tardy to class, the teacher stops instruction and addresses the issue. High-level incidents, like violence or fights, come with paperwork, front office visits, and parent phone calls for all involved. For students and staff, both types of incidents come at a cost.
Traditionally, keeping track of disciplinary incidents has always felt like it costs too much of the already-limited time that teachers and administrators have. With help from our real-life customers, we’ve created a calculator that lets you actually see how much time discipline is costing you.
How many disciplinary incidents
do you see per quarter?
Discipline is costing you…
If you used Hero, you’d get back…
Hero drastically reduces the time a school spends on discipline. Responding to low-level incidents goes from minutes to seconds. With a tap, the offense is logged and the teacher’s done. Teachers can report high-level offenses similarly in a snap. Deans and parents are notified instantaneously, cutting out the normal rounds of calls, writing of passes, and pulling teachers and witnesses out of class. Time spent on high-level incident management on average is cut in half. That also means the time the student spends out of class is cut in half.
2. Academic progress.
Lost time is a hassle for teachers, yes, but the impact goes far beyond that. In the classroom, when teachers have to deal with an issue, they have to stop teaching. And so the entire class loses chunks of instructional time for each offense. Research has proven that the amount of time spent on instruction is directly correlated to academic achievement in schools.
Hero not only reduces the time lost to disciple, it’s a positive reinforcement tool that proactively helps prevent disciplinary incidents from occurring in the first place. And that means even more time in class, explains PBIS.org:
“Schools that rely exclusively on punishment or other coercive means will find it difficult to increase academic and instructional time. However, more systemic efforts that include developing proactive rules, routines, and making physical changes in schools to prevent predictable problems have resulted in decreases in student misbehaviors, thereby decreasing costly disruptions and time-consuming reactions.”
3. Healthy student/adult relationships.
When disciplinary high-flyers end up only interacting with authority figures after they’ve committed an offense, administrators become nothing more than punishers. This type of reactionary discipline robs administrators of the ability to build positive relationships with the students that need it the most.
But by using Hero for positive behavior reinforcement, administrators can give instant, positive recognition on a daily basis, whenever they see any deserving student anywhere on campus. Those simple touches of positive reinforcement are the foundations for meaningful dialog and effective interventions.