When our firm presents The Toolbox we include a laminated card that we call the “Thinking Flow Chart.” I tried hard to develop one of those nifty looking charts with diamonds, squares, circles and arrows demonstrating the linear process of determining how to handle a student discipline issue. After hours of effort, I gave up. The backup plan is the Thinking Flow Chart, which guides administrators through a logical and sequential thought process.
It starts with simple things that should be considered right off the bat. Is this the type of conduct for which we normally call in law enforcement? If so, use Tool #10. Is this a “special circumstances” case? If so, use Tool #5.
No more spoilers!! If you are interested in the TFC and the Toolbox, let me hear from you. Have Toolbox, Will Travel.
DAWG BONE: STILL WISH I COULD COME UP WITH ONE OF THOSE CHARTS…IN COLOR.
Tomorrow: Seizure Management and Treatment.