Practice Twelve – Implementation Ideas

1. SEVEN KEYS to DISCIPLINE - seven aspects of educator-learner interaction

including climate, trust, strategies, expectations, procedures, consequences,

and dialogue (multiple links to related resources)

  1. Eight Ways to Build a Trusting Relationship
  2. Ways to Build Trust Mind Map - strategy brainstorming the trust characteristics and what each would look like, sound like, and feel like.

2. Choice C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Directory of Resources - Teaching strategies to aid in making choices. Applicable to discipline with materials for using a simple five step process to teach how to make choices in general decision-making, conflict resolution, problem-solving, and goal setting. The process places the responsibility with the party/parties involved offering the opportunity for active participation in resolving any situation.

****Use the Section Guide at the top to select the category to access the appropriate educator materials.s

3. Consequences

  1. Natural Consequences - Outcomes that happen as a result of behavior

Example: Not turning in homework results in a failing grade.

b. Logical Consequences - Occur as a response by the educator and the learner that is logically connected to the action. They should be respectful, relevant, and realistic.

4. Introduction to Goal Setting Lesson Plans - 2 complete lesson plans with extensive resources for introducing choice/goal setting at all grade levels and for use with discipline through setting behavior/academic goals. Includes specific examples for the educational setting with literature lessons, worksheets, Power points, and other materials.


  • Discipline task cards Set 1 - Includes:
    • Preventive Discipline Acronym - created by Dr. Kent Lashley to remember ideas for preventive discipline.
    • C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Decision-making Explanation
    • C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Process - a five step choice process that may be used for general decision-making, goal setting, conflict resolution, and problem-solving
    • Choice Creed - Multiple ‘I’ statements affirming a commitment to making wise choices
  • Discipline task cards Set 2 - Includes:
    • Teacher Creed - ‘I’ statements affirming being a teacher
    • Choice Rap - a rap giving 10 choice options for resolving conflict
    • Eight Expectations for Living
    • Five Finger C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Choice Poem - an easy poem using the hand to remember the five steps in making choices
  • Walk the Talk Task Card - “Believe that walking the talk matters…...” A powerful statement making a daily commitment to do what is right.
    • Walk the Talk video 2:57 min.
    • Walk the Talk Resources - Includes a task card with a powerful statement about ‘Walking the Talk”- doing what is right, a brief “Walk the Talk’ video, a wide selection of quotes and six printable posters; sign language; other resources

6. Discipline: Use the Creed/Life Principles/Expectations when resolving conflicts

by having the parties involved apply it to the choices made in the situation.

i. Example dialogues: School Dialogue Scripts using the C.R.O.S.S.ROADS process - two scripts of actual situations that model the verbal use of the five steps. Once learned the process is most often a simple quick conversation as shown in the examples. The students know they are going to work through the situation and come up with the solutions.

ii. Hint: If the inquiry is made as a request instead of a question and kept neutral with no ‘you’ or ‘your’, there is less chance of the parties becoming defensive.


Instead of: “What part of the creed didn’t you live up to?”


“Share with me what part of the creed wasn’t being lived out in the choice/s made.”

7. Choice Wheel Poster - Great visual for showing choices in conflict prevention and/or resolution

8. Practice 12 Implementation Evaluation Tools - Multiple assessment instruments

9. Strategies for Respect - Multiple strategies for creating a positive classroom environment

10. Creating Positive Dialogue by Redirecting with Quotes - Strategies for the use of Quotes including a variety of practical examples and printable quote Posters.

11. Ten Ways to Honor Learners - Includes checklist, poem, quote, life principles,

Expectations, and callback

12. Hand and verbal skills for classroom management - strategies to use

immediately to positively affect the classroom

13. ‘I’ statements - key points about using ‘I’ statements

14. Guidelines for Setting Contingencies - includes procedure tools, examples,

quotes, resources, etc.

15. Goal Setting for Practice 6 - Includes Examples using the teacher goal:

“My goal is to use the Life Principles, the Eight Expectations for Living and related literature to build a character-based community among my students.”

16. Character Resources - Tips for creating positive dialogue, quotes, poetry, and


17. Literature Lesson Plans using the C.R.O.S.S.ROADS Goal Setting Process

18. Leadership opportunities - List of options for leadership in the school environment

19. Encourage the use of engaging learners in asking questions to address curriculum

and social situations:

  • Teaching Channel has published a blog series that showcases teachers across the United States who use the Question Formulation Technique (QFT). The blog series features educators from the lower-elementary grades through community college. It includes insights from science, history, English, library, and math teachers showing how the effectiveness of the QFT in the classroom is lived out in these educational settings.
  • What is QFT? - Explanation of the steps and videos demonstrating classroom use.

20. Famous Quotes Collection - over 220 printable quote posters and 20 separate digital download packages

21. Model Desired Behaviors - multiple resources including literature, quotes, strategies, etc.

22. Whole Group Discussion

23. Student Centered Discussion and Deliberation 9:32 min. - Excellent video hearing from educators and students about concerns and attributes of student centered discussions. Includes a classroom process going from small groups(planes) to whole group.

24. Questioning Resources- includes Questioning strategies for Socratic Questioning, the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy, the Six Questions, Quotes, Music, and other materials

25. Practice #2 Strategies:

Procedures - Full resources for evaluating and creating procedures including literature, quotes, strategies, and examples

Procedure for Asking and Answering Questions in Complete sentences **

Procedure for Designating Time for Formal or Casual Speech Example

26. Analyze the choices/conflicts/problems in literature through

the lens of the Life Principles and the Eight Expectations.

  1. Hand’y Curriculum Connections Page One - Poster 1; Poster 2, Poster 3;

27. Poetry and Character Building Prose - multiple links to poetry on GE website -

28. Journaling Tips - Why journaling is important and tips for implementing.

29. Self-reflection Strategies - includes reflection writing stems, poster, a One-Minute Feedback strategy, etc. - All Age Levels

30. Self-Assessment Tools - includes rubric, choice, and other self-evaluation tools

31. Classic Literature Resources - a variety of books, websites with audio and lesson plans, activities, etc.

32. Collection of Famous Recitations, Poetry, and Quote Examples