RESTORATIVE DISCIPLINE & GUIDANCE: Faculty Development Training
There is no such thing as a disobedient child... only a disoriented one.
Helping educators, parents and students.
Gives teachers tools to better balance the behavioral need of one child with the needs of the whole class.
Understanding that discipline need not be punitive but instead defines school and class values.
Offers practical and doable alternatives to rejection based discipline.
Ensures a process of parent teacher collaboration and shared strategies for home and school rather than blaming and adult tensions.
Creates a simple process oriented system within the school to better support a child in need of behavioral help.
Puts in place solid communication systems so that everyone is kept in the loop.
Helps students break the pattern of interupting and blurting out.
A calibrated response, so that it is neither heavy handed or too light and vague.
The challenge is, being at our teaching best when the students are at their behavioral worst.
Warm, firm and calm boundaries.
"So don't get confused by the words 'restorative discipline'. It's not about being soft on difficult beahvior. It's about giving students the proper support and space so they can re-orient and get back into the flow of learning."
"It's not about whether to send a student out or keep them in the room. That wouldn't make sense. Success in teaching is all about connecting before directing."
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