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An alternative to guns at Scriber Lake High School | Guest View


Last updated 5/25/2018 at Noon

Marjie Bowker

At Scriber Lake High School, we refer to them as “weapons of non-confrontation,” or “seventeen ways to say ‘I care about you’.”

We’ve been actively practicing them for the past five years – and this implementation has significantly reduced suspensions, calmed our campus and made us more in tune with our students.

Our focus has turned to asking our students about their dreams for the future and guiding them toward those dreams.

These “weapons” are 17 questions based on “Appreciative Inquiry,” designed to make us better listeners and to change conversations with stud...

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