Suspensions in Elementary School: Myths, Facts, and Alternatives

Veronica Maria Lucero & Stephanie Kelln - Centennial Elementary
Friday 7/12/2019 - 3pm to 4:30pm - Room: Carlson L-118
Research states exclusionary discipline (e.g., suspension) is an ineffective response to undesired student behavior. Time away from school oftentimes exacerbates problem behavior, creates a rift in the relationship between home and school, and results in long-term negative outcomes. Despite compelling evidence that debunks myths about suspension as a solution to classroom offenses, exclusionary discipline remains in frequent use. Effective responses recognize student behavior as a form of communication and tap into social and emotional learning resources to ensure student success. Come explore myths, facts and alternatives regarding suspension in the elementary setting.