Give 'em Five™
RCD Schools typically see a significant improvement not only in behavior management, but also in school climate, student and teacher satisfaction and ultimately academic success.
Responsibility-Centered Discipline uses a “Give ‘em Five” guided conversation to train educators to incorporate five themes into their corrective conversations.
These conversations are highly personalized, because educators decide what words they will use — and the themes do not need to be addressed in any particular order. The goal of “Give ‘em Five” is to help educators feel comfortable and natural while delivering a message of responsibility. The five themes are:
- Support– Use supportive statements that connect to your relationship with the student or identify a strength that she possesses.
- Expectation– Let the student know the expectation you have for him in the class.
- Breakdown– Communicate where you see the expectation breaking down or failing to be met.
- Benefit– Tell the student how meeting the expectation benefits her.
- Closure– Determine whether the situation has been resolved or whether the conversation is at a place where you can feel comfortable moving on.