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October 2010 | Volume 68 | Number 2
Interventions That Work Pages 28-34

Calling All Frequent Flyers

Ross W. Greene

Your school discipline program isn't working. If you're ready to rethink and retool, then you're ready for collaborative problem solving.

When I met with an assistant principal last year, he showed me the statistics he had compiled on the astronomical rates of disciplinary referrals, detentions, and suspensions in his school the previous year. "This is just not OK," he said.

And then he showed me another statistic. "Do you know that 75 percent of those disciplinary referrals, suspensions, and detentions were accounted for by only 20 students in my school? Those are my frequent flyers. If I'm seeing those students constantly, then what I'm doing isn't working. These students really need me—I mean us—to do something different around here."


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