I've really enjoyed this conference on student behavior. Something I'd like to look at further is that certain subgroups of students are experiencing exclusionary discipline practices based on their actions and behavior
I agree! What are their motivations? Desires? What can be done to reengage these students? Kennedy-Lewis, et. at., 2016, p.1
We could use narrative inquiry to capture the stories of some students...
Interpretive biography might be the best method in order to tell their stories and experiences.
Oh, you mean our "frequent flyers". They don' care about school, and probably won't have much to say. Are you sure you don't want to talk to some of our other students?
We want to talk to some of your students that are frequently disciplined.
My team and I want to ask you about your experiences in middle school.
I mean, ok - what do they want to know?
No one has ever listened to my side before, why now?
It’s like I have to force myself to get up when I got to go to school.Kennedy-Lewis, et. al., 2016, p.11
Tell me about your experiences. I want to hear your opinion on how behavior is handled.
"...that’s just how this school system is … you tell somebody and they’ll say they’ll do something about it, it never gets resolved..."Kennedy-Lewis, et. al., 2016, p.11
What do you think about your behavior?
Man, I remember back in third grade (the second time) when I got Principal's List. I really felt special then. Kennedy-Lewis, et. al., 2016
"I'm not a bad kid, I just have my moments..." Kennedy-Lewis, et. al., 2016, p. 15