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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, child welfare, juvenile justice, and mental health professionals

This program has high social validity and utility for actual school and classroom settings. In addition to content learning, students need to learn appropriate behavior and social skills to succeed in school and in life. This book offers a solid, proven, and humane program that benefits students and keeps the focus where it should be—on learning.

Restorative Conferencing and In-School Suspension
Restorative conferencing and in-school suspension

This chapter focuses on consequences when serious behavior and serious incidents that require a response from the principal at the level of the school occur. Regardless of how fair and supportive the setting, there are times when children engage in serious behaviors that can and do cause harm to themselves and others. Remember that the purpose of having clear, well-designed consequences is both to stop an ongoing behavior and to reduce the risk of the behavior reoccurring in the future. This chapter addresses the kinds of consequences that must be in place for very serious behavior within schools that are committed to positive approaches such as restorative school discipline. We describe the process of restorative conferencing ...

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