274. The 4 Pillars of a Trauma Responsive ISS: Featuring Johnathan Cranford

Aspire to Lead, Johnathan Cranford, The Art if In School Suspension

Explore the transformative world of school discipline with the latest episode, “The 4 Pillars of a Trauma Responsive ISS,” featuring the insightful Johnathan Cranford. We unravel the inefficiencies of traditional In-School Suspension (ISS) programs and explore the blueprint for a successful academic and trauma responsive ISS room. Join us as we delve into trauma-informed strategies within ISS, providing practical insights for fostering a supportive environment. We also unveiled the launch of “The Art of In-School Suspension,” a cutting-edge Digital PD Course designed to revolutionize your approach to ISS. Tune in for a dynamic conversation that promises to reshape your perspective on disciplinary practices in your school!

In this Episode, we also discuss:

  • Effective practices to collaborate with staff
  • Goals to increase student academics in ISS
  • And Johnathan’s The Art of In-School-Suspension book

About Johnathan Cranford

Johnathan has seven years of experience as a special education teacher at a therapeutic campus for students with emotional disturbance and five more years as an in-school suspension teacher. After discovering how in-school suspension programs are failing to meet the needs of our most at-risk students, Johnathan created a trauma-informed in-school suspension program to address the current disciplinary, academic, and restorative requirements of our student populations. After successfully establishing ISS programs on multiple campuses, he made the decision to create a roadmap for others to follow in his latest book The Art of In-School Suspension. 

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About the author, Joshua

Joshua Stamper is the Training and Development Specialist for the Teach Better Team and manages the Teach Better Podcast Network. Prior to Joshua's current position, he was a middle school Administrator, classroom art educator, and athletic coach.

In addition to being on the Teach Better Team, Joshua is the author of Aspire to Lead, podcaster, leadership coach, and education presenter.