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Randy Sprick's Safe and Civil Schools Newsletter

October 21, 2005


RANDY SPRICK'S SAFE & CIVIL SCHOOLS NEWSLETTER
October 2005

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BEHAVIORAL TIP FROM RANDY SPRICK

At this point in the term, having established and taught your classroom rules and behavior expectations, your students are behaving appropriately and responsibly—except for one or two who misbehave often enough to concern you. There are several possible causes of misbehavior. This October, I'd like to focus on attention-seeking behaviors.

Students may misbehave because they are attempting to satisfy a need for attention (often unconsciously). For ongoing (but mild) attention-seeking misbehaviors, develop and implement an intervention plan that includes planned ignoring. For more information about developing your intervention plan, click here.

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RESULTS FROM THE FIELD – CASEY COUNTY, KENTUCKY

We would like to congratulate the staff and students at Casey County Middle School in Liberty, Kentucky, who are reducing tardies and increasing responsible hallway behavior with START on Time! You can read about the great job they are doing here!

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SAFE & CIVIL SCHOOLS PROJECTS

The Safe & Civil Schools approach to positive behavior support has been adopted in a wide range of schools and districts throughout the country. SCS is currently serving eleven of the largest U.S. school districts. We are also working with many of the smallest districts in the country. To see a partial list of SCS implementations, click here.

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A BLUEPRINT FOR CHANGE

In September, Principal Leadership published A Blueprint for Change, by Cynda Rickert. In the article, Cynda describes how Safe & Civil Schools programs helped schools in Medford, Oregon improve culture and climate.

We would like to congratulate Cynda on her accomplishments and to applaud the students and staffs in the Medford School District for their continuing efforts!

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FALL/WINTER RELEASES

On the Playground, by Randy Sprick, Lynne Swartz, and Ann Glang, is now available from Pacific Northwest Publishing! This new interactive CD-ROM training program from Safe & Civil Schools will help staffs ensure that their playgrounds are physically and emotionally safe for all students. Read all about it! Then, order from Pacific Northwest Publishing online!

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To find out how you can improve performance at your school in the coming year, visit http://www.safeandcivilschools.com.

We wish you a productive and positive school year!

Practical Solutions, Positive Results!