Don’t forget calm, quiet students — they may be hurting as much as those who rage

[Editor’s note: In April, I posted a story about how Lincoln High School reduced its suspensions 85% by using a new method of school discipline. So many people were intrigued by how Lincoln High works that we thought you might be interested in a series of essays by Lincoln’s staff and students. This is the third in that series.]  

Dakota Johnson (l) with Lincoln High teacher Natalie Allen.


By Natalie Allen
Teacher, Lincoln High School

Dakota Johnson started at Lincoln in March 2011 as a junior. He walked in displaying a very calm demeanor: He was polite, soft spoken — an extremely

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