The Behavior Support
Center is a space in which students process through events or dynamics that
present an obstacle to the educational environment. In the BSC, students learn how
to respectfully advocate for themselves and maturely take ownership for their
choices. If the behavior is serious enough that a consequence is warranted, natural
consequences or a restorative process are the preferred responses. However, all
of the traditional disciplinary responses (detentions, suspensions, etc) can
also be assigned when a student is referred to the BSC.
The BSC is supervised by Christian McCrory, Hazen Union’s Behavior Support Specialist. He has been working in education since 2007 and in the behavioral field since 2009. He holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from the School for International Training. His master’s thesis was on approaches to disruptive behavior in the classroom, and can be found online under the title, “Embracing the Opposition: Normative Culture and Candid Communication at the Buffalo Mountain School.”
What is Restorative Practice?
Hazing, Harassment, Bullying Policy