Benjamin’s Visit to Principal Reads’s Office—Again

by Jon Konen & Illustrated by Ray Kelly



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/16/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 36
ISBN : 9781480868878
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 36
ISBN : 9781480868892
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 36
ISBN : 9781480868885

About the Book

A trip to the principal’s office is something students do not necessarily look forward to. After all, it usually means someone did something wrong. But does it have to?


Author Jon Konen’s Benjamin’s Visit to Principal Reads’s Office—Again starts like all his other visits to the principal’s office. Benjamin misbehaves in class, and his teacher send him to the principal’s office for a “discussion.” But this time, it’s different. They just sit there. Benjamin hears the principal make phone calls to students’ parents about their children’s positive behaviors and achievements. And they exercise! Maybe these visits aren’t as scary as you might think.


Benjamin’s Visit to Principal Reads’s Office is an entertaining children’s story, but its lessons go beyond children. Parents and educators will learn about alternatives to punishment that can help students who have behavior issues. And they work. When something works, everyone benefits.

About the Author

Jon Konen has taught in Alaska and Montana. Currently, he is an elementary principal in Great Falls, Montana. In 2011, he won the Presidential Award in Elementary Science Teaching. His current K–6 elementary school is the awardee of the 2012 National Blue Ribbon Award. The author has written two guides for educators published by An Educator’s Guide to Combat Bullying & Bully Prevention and Teacher Evaluation: A Transition Guide to Exemplary Performance.



Ray Kelly – (Illustrator, artist, cartoonist)

Ray Grew up in Great Falls, Montana and graduated from Montana State University with a B.A. in Commercial Design, Graphic emphasis.

For the past 27 years he has run Kelly’s Signs in Great Falls with his family. He illustrates, paints and maintains his original cartoon blog in his spare time.