Carmichael’s Core Beliefs
When Working With Students in a Disciplinary Situation
I believe that every attempt should be made to maintain the dignity of both the adult and the student.
I believe that students should be guided and expected to solve the problems they create without making problems for anyone else.
I believe that students should be given the opportunity to make decisions and live with the results, whether the consequences are good or bad.
I believe that misbehavior should be handled with natural consequences instead of punishments whenever possible.
I believe that students should have the opportunity to tell their side of the story (due process hearing) when consequences appear to be unfair.
I believe that it is best if a student does most of the thinking.