Hacking School Discipline Together with Jeffrey Benson

Jeffrey Benson has more than 40 years of experience as a teacher, mentor, and school administrator, with a focus on supporting schools that can work for all students.

Today Jeffrey returns for his second episode of The Authority to discuss his latest book Hacking School Discipline Together, available from Times 10 Publications.

We discuss:
  • This book follows up a previous Times 10 Publications bestseller, Hacking School Discipline. We talk about the significance of adding TOGETHER. 
  • Outlining the roles of administrators, staff, and teachers in collaborative approaches to discipline. 
  • Creating a culture of empathy and responsibility.
  • Chronic structural flaws in routines and practices that make it harder for students to do the right thing.
  • “Be More than a Hammer” — the importance of having a toolkit of responses
  • Combining complexity with consistency
  • “Leave No Staff Behind” (stories of buy-in)
  • Prevent instead of intervene
  • Addressing common criticisms of restorative justice
  • We become accustomed to dysfunction — how to sustain the efforts and not revert to status quo
About the guest
Jeffrey Benson has more than 40 years of experience as a teacher, mentor, and school administrator, with a focus on supporting schools that can work for all students. His books include Improve Every Lesson Plan with SEL, Hanging In: Strategies for Working with the Students Who Challenge Us Most, and 10 Steps for Managing Change in Schools: How do we take initiatives from goals to actions? His website is JeffreyBenson.org. Connect on Twitter @jeffreybenson61

About the host
Ross Romano is a co-founder of the Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies, a coaching and consulting firm that helps organizations and high-performing leaders in the K-12 education industry communicate their vision and make strategic decisions that lead to long-term success. Connect on Twitter @RossBRomano or https://www.linkedin.com/in/rossromano 

I also host Sideline Sessions, a podcast for coaches and parents of student-athletes. The show features conversations with coaches and performance experts in the NFL, NBA, NCAA, Olympics, and more. Listen here: https://bit.ly/3Rp0QGt 

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Creators and Guests

Ross Romano
Host
Ross Romano
Co-founder of Be Podcast Network and CEO of September Strategies. Strategist, consultant, and performance coach.
Jeffrey Benson
Guest
Jeffrey Benson
Keynote speaker, advocate for students and caring schools, leadership coach, school consultant, author, student always. visit at http://t.co/9MAifit174
Hacking School Discipline Together with Jeffrey Benson