Accepting Disciplinary Actions

Educational Objective: The student will react appropriately and positively to a disciplinary action.
Language Arts Standards: Writing, Listening & Speaking

Materials Needed:
The Prop Box with 2 telephones
Brainstorm Form
Appropriate Rubric: One for each student to complete during each role play. To download the student rubric, click here

The Lesson:

• Identify Need
• Introductory Activity: Brainstorm when you might be disciplined. Teacher fills our the form using the overhead. Students copy down the words in their brain.
• Define Steps and Sequences of Skill
1. Have a positive attitude. Consider this an opportunity to show you can grow.
Look directly at the adult who is giving you discipline.
3. Listen carefully. Take notes to show that you are listening.
4. Keep paying courteous attention. Keep good eye contact.
5. As hard as it may be, agree with the person. (Arguing at this point will not work.)
6. Restate what you have heard.
7. Restate any suggestions for improvement.
8. If you can, think of your own ideas of ways you could improve. "Yes, I have been late. I'm going to get a louder alarm clock to that I can get up on time."
9. Accepting criticism or disciple shows that you are valuable. You have the ability to make changes. You are flexible.
10. Praise yourself for being calm throughout the process. You can grumble about the unfairness you perceived with your friends.

• Model the Skill
• Role Plays/Classroom Discussion
• Applications
• Independent Uses



  Did the student being disciplined take notes?    
  Did the student maintain eye contact throughout the meeting?    
  Did the student have a pleasant expression during the meeting?    
  Did the student nod his head in agreement throughout the meeting?    
  Did the student use a pleasant voice?    
  Did the student repeat back the criticism?    
  Did the student offer suggestions for improved behavior?    

Additional Comments:____________________________________________________

Standards Address in Lesson:

6th Grade
Writing Strategies (note taking during the meeting)
1.1 Choose the form of writing (e.g. personal letter, poem or narrative) that best suits the intended purpose.
Speaking Applications: (repeating back what was said to you)
2.4 Offer a logical sequence of information and engage the listener, foster an acceptance of an idea.

7th Grade
Writing Strategies (taking notes during your meeting)
1.4 Demonstrate the mechanics of writing and appropriate English usage.
Speaking Applications:
1.2 Determine a speakerís attitude toward a subject... i.e. your performance.
1.6 Use speaking techniques, including voice modulation , inflection, tempo, enunciation and eye contact for effective communication.

8th Grade
Writing Strategies (taking notes during the disciplinary conference)
2.1 Write a clear, coherent incident, event or situation by using well chosen details.
2.5 Present information purposely and succinctly and meet the needs of the intended audience.
Speaking Applications:
1.2 Paraphrase a speakerís purpose and point of view and ask relevant questions concerning the speakerís content, delivery and purpose.
1.3 Organize information to achieve particular purposes by matching the message, vocabulary, voice modulation, expression and tone to the audience and purpose.

Rubric for Cooperative Learning Activities