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A positive model for restorative discipline

If you would like a more effective way to deal with discipline issues than “old school” punishment, this book is for you. The authors provide a research-based and field-tested model that gives school leaders more productive alternatives to reprimands, exclusion, and out-of-school suspension. This positive program helps improve behavior and keep students in school. This guide's model covers school-wide prevention, restoration, and intervention needs for students with emotional, behavioral, and conduct disorders (such as bullying) as well as developmental disabilities and autism. Key topics include: The latest research on the effectiveness of restorative discipline; How to implement a comprehensive, school-wide discipline plan; Ways to support and sustain the plan with teacher teams; Networking with community services such as child protection, ...

Evaluating Student Outcomes
Evaluating student outcomes

This chapter describes processes for school use to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions for individual children and schoolwide restorative practices. Individual school districts are likely to have requirements in place to monitor student achievement, and these would apply to students with behavioral challenges as they do for any student. In addition, there may be child development or behavioral measures that have been individually selected based on the student's diagnosis or developmental repertoire. Regardless of the requirements of your school or district, you as school leader will want some assurances that the time and effort toward implementation of a particular intervention approach is time well spent. The measures included in this chapter are designed to enable you to make such judgments ...

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