About NVUSD 21st Century Learning Equitable Access Board of Education Superintendent Instructional Services Business Services Food Service Transportation Technology Human Resources School Planning and Construction District Calendar Events Hosted by the District Nondiscrimination and Harassment
Finding a School Elementary Schools Middle Schools High Schools Napa Valley Independent Studies Napa Valley Adult Education Magnet Schools Charter Schools
Student and Parent Information Parent Organizations Complaints Online Program Home Access Free Online Resources for Students Student Wellness Back to School Information ECHO Parent Accounts Fall and Winter Breaks: Opportunities for Students Student Calendars
Faculty and Staff Information Professional Development Standards and Curriculum Resources Interventions
Communications & Community Engagement Fliers District and School Communications to Parents NVUSD Facilities Bond Measure H NVUSD Napa Fire Recovery Resources

Behavioral Errors

How to Create a Consistent Schoolwide Response to Behavioral Errors

1.  In training teachers to manage behavioral errors, begin with some staff agreements on which behaviors can be managed in class vs. managed in the office.  This document is helpful in generating discussion and consensus with staff.

2. Collaboratively with staff, generate a list of positive behavior interventions and consequences that they have used successfully to redirect behavior and get students back on track within the classroom (without shaming, sarcasm, yelling, etc).  The Continuum of Corrective Consequences is a list we developed in collaboration with teachers and may be useful in helping your teachers brainstorm.

3. Then, ask your staff to try at least 3 things on this list before sending a student from the classroom.  Ask them all to use your schools common language (e.g. Safe, Respectful, Responsible) when explaining to the student why he or she needs to be sent away.  Remind them that this is never an "escape hatch" strategy.  The student will indeed return to class and will need to be restored to the environment.