Make Your Day Citizenship Program
 
MAKE YOUR DAY
A schoolwide citizenship program that allows teachers to teach and allows students to learn.
 
“No one has the right to interfere with the learning, safety, and well-being of others.”

“Do what is expected and do it the best you can.”

Philosophy:
The basis of Make Your Day is built on human dignity, responsibility, and the understanding that actions result in consistent and natural consequences for both students and teachers.

Make Your Day gives students the opportunity to assess their academic and behavioral performance in a positive and caring atmosphere.

Make Your Day expects students to make choices that will provide them with the best possible learning environment. It holds each student accountable for his/her choices and supports each students’ right to succeed.

Make Your Day is based on the premise that every person within the school environment has the right to learn and be safe without interference from others.

In order to evaluate if a student is “Doing what is expected and doing it the best he/she can”, students are provided with the opportunity to be involved in a self-peer-teacher evaluation of their efforts on a frequent basis by the earning of “Points.”

Advantages:
1. All students can succeed each day to make their day, be congratulated and leave school feeling good.

2. Make Your Day teaches students that they are responsible for their learning behavior from the time they leave school until they return the next morning.

3. Make Your Day is positively motivated, not negatively motivated. It constantly puts students in a position to succeed and know that they can be the best they can be.

4. Make Your Day constantly points out to students that being responsible for his/her learning is the key to school and lifelong success.

When and where steps are used:
Step One: When a student chooses to interfere with the learning and safety of others, he/she sits down facing away form the class for 2-5 minutes.

Step Two: If the student continues to interfere, he/she is then asked to stand next to his/her chair for 2-5 minutes.

Step Three: If the student’s interfering behavior continues, he/she is asked to review the classroom rule.

Step Four: The student goes to the office to call a parent to come in for a conference regarding his/her behavior.

Step Five: A student chooses to advance to step 5 when he/she exhibits behavior that is inappropriate for school.