My approach to discipline has been informed by this text. It is a great resource for teachers, administrators, and parents.

Behavior Plan

  • Click to view the classroom rules, procedures, and consequences.
  • Procedures are posted in the room.
  • Expectations are continuously reviewed and practiced throughout the year, especially at the start of each quarter or prior to a specific activity that is new to the class.
  • The TAB-OUT reflection sheet is a tool to collect information and to problem solve student needs and concerns.
  • Social/emotional learning and skill building happen during class through the integration of Approaches of the Learning, Developmental Designs ("¡Ánimo!"), and through other strategies embedded in the curriculum that aim to build hope and practice asset building (see 40 Developmental Assets).
  • Recognizing that each student has unique needs and abilities, Mr. Lee's policy is to handle student behaviors on a case-by-case basis.  What is fair is not always equal.
  • Consequences are given to promote greater responsibility and improved decision making.  Consequences may look differently based on the perceived need of the student and/or the situation.
  • We maintain high expectations for one another while understanding that middle school is a time to learn from our mistakes.  We reflect on the outcomes of our past-actions in order to become more responsible and to learn to make better choices in the future.


Weekly Advisory Plan
Every day we greet one another and share something about ourselves or about our day.  In addition, we have a special activity for each day of the week.  Below is a general guide for advisory (subject to change):

  • Mondays: Circle and community building games
  • Tuesdays: Check grades, free reading, homework help
  • Wednesdays: Social/Emotional Learning (Second Step)
  • Thursdays: Binder check, Learning Logs, and other Academic Strategies
  • Fridays: Circle and community building games, Social/Emotional Learning Lessons