Don Shomette

People are the Prize

Common Ground: How to Foster Agreement and Limit Internal Strife When Disciplining Students

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Have you ever disciplined a student only to be told, “You’re ruining his life, you’re too hard, unreasonable, unfair, mean…a rotten no good #&%^#$…”

Hopefully you haven’t heard the last one, but when it comes to handing out discipline to students…it’s a tough business.

I think we make it harder on ourselves than it needs to be because we haven’t set a threshold or conditions for what must be achieved when handing out discipline.

Adopt this model for your school, community, and family and reduce your heartache, foster agreement, and limit internal strife.

All you have to do is just establish a common ground.


Author: Don Shomette

Don Shomette is a trainer, speaker, consultant, and owner of People are the Prize, a violence prevention company that helps people to prevent and survive a school attack. He has spent a lifetime working with police officers and principals and is consistently evaluated by those who attend his trainings as one of the best instructors ever. Don challenges, entertains, and helps school personnel to think of preventing violence in a new and positive way.

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