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Why Discipline Should Be Aligned With A School's Learning Philosophy

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Spring 2018 TLC students as partners, restorative practice, Classroom Management, S18TLCSP3
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Teacher Quality Standards

  • QS II: Teachers establish a safe, inclusive and respectful learning environment for a diverse population of students.
    • Element A: Teachers foster a predictable learning environment characterized by acceptable student behavior and efficient use of time in which each student has a positive, nurturing relationship with caring adults and peers.

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This article shares an example of a school that is engaged in the work of “deeper learning” and outlines the ways in which a school’s discipline system can mirror its educational philosophy.


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Schwartz, Katrina. “Why Discipline Should Be Aligned With A School's Learning Philosophy.” KQED, 12 July 2016,