Team Leader Philosophy for Discipline
The Team Leaders at LHS serve to use discipline as a learning experience and means to model and create positive student behaviors and help students understand the connection between their personal behaviors and their individual and academic success. The Team Leaders strive to achieve these goals by forming strong relationships with students, the staff, parents, and the community, providing a fair, caring environment, and employing a team approach to discipline that utilizes all school resources to create positive behavioral changes that meet the needs of each individual student and respective situation. Using a team approach, accessing all resources at hand, Team Leaders assist students to reflect upon their behavior, understand the immediate and future impact of their decisions, develop strategies for making better decisions in the future, and create a learning experience that transcends mere punitive measures and strives to create positive behavioral change.
- Believe fairness, relationships, discipline, decision-making, positive intervention, caring, sensitivity to cultural differences, building on student strengths, the team concept, and communication with all parties promote well-rounded students and the well-being of school safety.
- Strive to build strong relationships with students and staff and serve as a behavioral resource.
- Serve as role models to the students as a resource for appropriate behavior.
- Use all resources and a team approach to promote, encourage and build positive student behavior.
- Create change in student behavior, help students mature emotionally, personally, and academically into responsible young adults capable of making logical decisions and understanding the impact of their decisions on themselves and others.
- Support students fairly, listen to each matter, and make decisions that create positive behavioral changes that best meet the individual needs of each student and circumstance.
- Assist students in reflecting upon their behavior, understand the effect of their decisions and develop strategies and choices to make better future decisions.
- Help students recognize the long term effects of their behavior and relate their decisions to future and see the potential impact of their decisions as adults and in their other roles in life outside of school such as family, workplace, and in peer groups.