In my classroom practice, the Developmental Designs approach provided me with principles and practical strategies that helped me see and hear African-American and Latino students’ stories when I worked with them about breaking rules.
They would say:
Man, nobody ever listens to me! The principal and teachers just give us consequences without ever getting to know us and our side of the story. How can you just give me a consequence without even knowing me?
You don’t care about what we think!