Discipline Information

  • Discipline means teaching people to follow rules or a code of behavior. NTPS uses a variety of strategies to support students in learning to meet behavior expectations: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, Social Emotional Learning (see NTPS Policy 3112), and Restorative Practices.


  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to improve school safety and promote positive behavior. The focus of PBIS is prevention. Schools teach students behavior expectations and provide positive recognition for following expectations. Those who need it receive extra instruction.

    Learn more about PBIS >>

Social Emotional Learning

  • Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum for K-5 is Second Step. Students learn to:

    • Control impulses
    • Communicate clearly and assertively
    • Maintain cooperative relationships
    • Make responsible decisions
    • Solve problems effectively
    • Recognize emotions in oneself and others
    • Manage strong emotions
    • Have empathy for others

    SEL curriculum for 6-12 is Character Strong which blends social emotional learning with character development. Students learn:

    • Self-Awareness
    • Self-Management
    • Social Awareness
    • Relationship Skills
    • Responsible Decision-Making
    • Patience
    • Kindness
    • Honesty
    • Respect
    • Selflessness
    • Forgiveness
    • Commitment
    • Humility

    Learn more about both from your student's teacher or visit the SEL page under Student Support >>

Restorative Practices

  • Restorative Practices build community and strengthen relationships. Participants learn how to better understand each other, address reasons underlying hurtful behavior, repair harm, and make things right. Learn more >>