Oct 29, 2018
Whaley School is a
separate day school with about 100 students with behavioral
- Some students stay through graduation, but goal is to get them
back to a neighborhood school.
- Sister school closed down and opened an elementary wing, so now
a k12 school!
- 100% special education population - level 4, level 5 is more
like a residential treatment center.
- Tier 3 in MTSS/RTI behavior.
- Students can access neighborhood schools. No after-school
activities at Whaley. Sometimes a parent goes with them to
activities at other schools.
- Why not inclusion at Whaley school?
- Some of the behavioral needs are so intense that staff members
do not have the support to deal with those severe behaviors.
- Our motto is working through the problem.
- Physical aggression they are showing towards others.
- Strategies: Crisis Recovery Hallway - able to talk with
intervention coaches to walk them through the conflict cycle, with
whomever that may be!
- What are you going to do when you go back?
- Teaching kids to advocate for themselves.
- We really believe in no suspensions
- We give the same curriculum that they get at the other
- All of their communication becomes behavior.
- An intervention coach in each classroom and there in the CR
room. Intervention with Strategies and Support
- To prevent recidivism, we need to teach skills to help
- CR1 - something blows up and you lose your cool. Quickly
getting back to class.
- CR2 - spend a little more time talking about what is going on.
Choose: mindfulness, exercise, or work.
- CR3 - stay there the rest of the day.
- How to help the teachers welcome kids back into class.
- Every 5 minutes is a new beginning.
- It’s ok to start fresh at the beginning of the next class.
- Also have a few items that are specifically going to put them
in the ISS room, Threatening, posturing, etc.
- Eliminating behaviors
- A lot of times teachers may see reactions, rather than
- Suggestions, be very loud and say, “I don’t like that, don’t do
- Check in and check out.
- 1st period talking about goals that they have.
- When they go to checkout, tell how they did.
- Doing so many checkpoints throughout the day. Behavior data
- Data review meetings can be called at any time to try to get a
student back into the regular school.
- Data review with the team, then we call a meeting with
neighborhood school. Meet at the neighborhood school.
- Sometimes self-sabotage - Extra help for kids that are getting
close to transitioning.
- Make sure kids feel that they have support when they
- Why not do a different curriculum with these students who are
- Students could have access to resource classes in all subject
- How to be a transformative principal?
Build close relationships with students, be out there and make sure
that kids know you think they are important.