Kimberly Bone, NBCT

Kim is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC where she earned her BS in Information Technology (December 1986 and her M.Ed in Secondary Business Education (August 1989). Originally from Winnsboro, SC, Kim now lives at Surfside Beach, SC. She teaches at The Horry County Education Center (HCEC) which is the alternative school for Horry County Schools. Prior to HCEC, Kim taught at Blythewood High School in Richland School District Two, Blythewood, SC, from 2005 until 2018. Kim teaches at risk students and has since 2003 when she began her teaching career. Prior to teaching, she was the Director of Information Technology at the University of South Carolina College for Nursing from October of 1989 until July of 2003. She has two sons, Taylor (28) and Avery (24). She also has two fur babies, Marbley (a Catahoula) and Cooper (a Yorkie Poo) which are both rescues. Kim is an avid Gamecock and enjoys sports, being outdoors (especially on the beach), and reading. In her “spare” time you can find her walking her dogs on the beach or singing Karoake at Neal and Pam’s in Surfside Beach, SC.

The Need for a Discipline Change in K-12 Public Schools

February 18, 2020

Think about it.  How has the approach to discipline in K-12 public schools changed?  Not much.  If you had knowledge of another person’s experiences —  what they see, what they hear, and/or what they feel, would it change the way you would respond to this individual?  If I had to guess, it would.  Behaviors are learned things, good or bad.  Children aren’t born destined to be good or bad.  They see.  They imitate.  They do what they have LEARNED!  Since all learning is social by nature, strong relationships fostered by restorative practices play a powerful gatekeeping role. As a process,…

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