3-Part System

90-Second Explainer

Punishing is not Teaching

Punishment does not teach the social skills, thinking skills, and moral decision-making that will help students avoid future conflict/trouble.

Violence Prevention + Education

Hostility Analysis is an educational process that teaches young people to become more sophisticated in their handling of hostility, and in doing so they are challenged to remove hostility from their own learning environment. Since hostility is the precursor to violence, this kind of education has the effect of preventing violence in the school as it teaches young people how to prevent violence. The dual aim of this solution creates a healthier learning environment by preventing bullying, physical violence between students, and violence against teachers. If students can eliminate violence in their learning environment, they can eliminate violence in any environment.

The Movement

Viewing student behavior in terms of hostility compels one to address the source of the hostility instead of responding to negative behaviors with punishment.

When kids learn to associate hostility with failure, they are better equipped to resolve their own hostility and the hostility of others before it becomes destructive.

Parent-teacher conferences are more effective when they are data-driven, and used for planning and goal-setting toward resolving student hostility at its source.

We propose that the poverty cycle is really a failure-hostility cycle with mishandled hostility being the main driver of the cycle.