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Chapter 2: Schoolwide Behavior Expectations
This chapter addresses the first tasks confronting school leaders: specifying and communicating behavior expectations for the school community. Nearly every school will have a set of rules or guidelines that encompass expectations for students, but some guidelines will be more meaningful and interpretable than others. You can test how well the current rules and guidelines at your school are working by answering the following question: Can typical students at any grade level in your school state the rules for how to behave in the hallway, restroom, etc.?
Later in the guide, we present a framework for translating “behavior expectations for the school community” into observable behaviors, restorative practices when things have gone wrong, and consequences that will be enforced at school ...