Positive Discipline

The Positive Discipline program was adopted by High Meadows as a guide for behavior in the classroom and community. It is designed to teach young people to become responsible, respectful, and resourceful members of their communities. Based on the book "Positive Disciplines" by Dr. Jane Nelsen, our Positive Discipline programs teaches important social and life skills. We encourage families to learn about the benefits of the Positive Discipline model and techniques and to encorporate them at home. During the academic year, Sue Amacker, school counselor, conducts workshops for parents and teachers within the High Meadows community.


Principles of Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen

  • Kindness and firmness
  • Respect for children, respect for adults
  • Children do better when they feel better, not when they feel worse
  • The goal of discipline is to solve problems and teach, not to make children suffer for their behavior
  • The goal of all behavior is to find belonging and significance
  • Children learn and become equipped for life from a system that promotes their responsibility rather than leaving it all to the adult


Positive Discipline looks like:

  • Allowing student input in the classroom decisions
  • Holding high expectations for student behavior
  • Adults following through to hold students accountable to their agreements
  • Providing students opportunities to develop responsibility and accountability
  • Recognizing there are reasons students to what they do, and responding accordingly
  • Holding frequent class meetings where students can collaboratively problem solve


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