Better Than Carrots or Sticks

Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management
Author: Dominique Smith,Douglas Fisher,Nancy Frey
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416620621
Category: Education
Page: 170
View: 2917

Classroom management is traditionally a matter of encouraging good behavior and discouraging bad by doling out rewards and punishments. But studies show that when educators empower students to address and correct misbehavior among themselves, positive results are longer lasting and more wide reaching. In Better Than Carrots or Sticks, longtime educators and best-selling authors Dominique Smith, Douglas Fisher, and Nancy Frey provide a practical blueprint for creating a cooperative and respectful classroom climate in which students and teachers work through behavioral issues together. After a comprehensive overview of the roots of the restorative practices movement in schools, the authors explain how to * Establish procedures and expectations for student behavior that encourage the development of positive interpersonal skills; * Develop a nonconfrontational rapport with even the most challenging students; and * Implement conflict resolution strategies that prioritize relationship building and mutual understanding over finger-pointing and retribution. Rewards and punishments may help to maintain order in the short term, but they're at best superficially effective and at worst counterproductive. This book will prepare teachers at all levels to ensure that their classrooms are welcoming, enriching, and constructive environments built on collective respect and focused on student achievement.

Better Than Carrots or Sticks

Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management
Author: Dominique Smith,Douglas Fisher,Nancy Frey
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416620656
Category: Education
Page: 170
View: 3566

Classroom management is traditionally a matter of encouraging good behavior and discouraging bad by doling out rewards and punishments. But studies show that when educators empower students to address and correct misbehavior among themselves, positive results are longer lasting and more wide reaching. In Better Than Carrots or Sticks, longtime educators and best-selling authors Dominique Smith, Douglas Fisher, and Nancy Frey provide a practical blueprint for creating a cooperative and respectful classroom climate in which students and teachers work through behavioral issues together. After a comprehensive overview of the roots of the restorative practices movement in schools, the authors explain how to * Establish procedures and expectations for student behavior that encourage the development of positive interpersonal skills; * Develop a nonconfrontational rapport with even the most challenging students; and * Implement conflict resolution strategies that prioritize relationship building and mutual understanding over finger-pointing and retribution. Rewards and punishments may help to maintain order in the short term, but they're at best superficially effective and at worst counterproductive. This book will prepare teachers at all levels to ensure that their classrooms are welcoming, enriching, and constructive environments built on collective respect and focused on student achievement.

The Little Book of Restorative Discipline for Schools

Teaching Responsibility; Creating Caring Climates
Author: Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1680990438
Category: Education
Page: 88
View: 9910

Can community-building begin in a classroom? The authors of this book believe that by applying restorative justice at school, we can build a healthier and more just society. With practical applications and models. Can an overworked teacher possibly turn an unruly incident with students into an "opportunity for learning, growth, and community-building"? If restorative justice has been able to salvage lives within the world of criminal behavior, why shouldn't its principles be applied in school classrooms and cafeterias? And if our children learn restorative practices early and daily, won't we be building a healthier, more just society? Two educators answer yes, yes, and yes in this new addition to The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding series. Amstutz and Mullet offer applications and models. "Discipline that restores is a process to make things as right as possible." This Little Book shows how to get there.

The Restorative Practices Handbook

For Teachers, Disciplinarians and Administrators
Author: Bob Costello,Joshua Wachtel,Ted Wachtel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781934355022
Category: Classroom management
Page: 111
View: 8955



Restorative Justice Pocketbook


Author: Margaret Thorsborne
Publisher: Management Pocketbooks
ISBN: 1908284900
Category: Self-Help
Page: 128
View: 3482

Schools that have adopted the ancient principles of restorative justice in their approach to behaviour management report better relationships with young people, greater engagement in learning and a greater development of social and emotional competence among learners. No surprise, then, that interest in restorative practices is growing. It's all about relationships. Wrongdoing is viewed through a 'relational lens'. All those responsible for and affected by the behaviour are involved in solving the problem. Working in conference with a teacher/facilitator, participants come to understand the harm done to people and relationships. Accepting that such harm creates obligations and liabilities, they then focus on repairing the damage and putting things right. Expert practitioners Margaret and David provide a thorough grounding in restorative practice, with worked examples and easy-to-follow teacher scripts to get you started. If RJ is new to you, you'll be a convert in no time! 'Concise, comprehensive and accessible, this book is an essential companion for any school beginning its restorative journey and an aide-memoire for those already embarked.' Mick Levens, Deputy Head, Forest Hill School 'I welcome this pocketbook as a practical and clear guide for school staff on using the spectrum of restorative practices with pupils.' Graham Robb, Education Consultant and Youth Justice Board member 'If you're searching for the 'something' in the 'something must done' be mantra, you should read this book. It de-mystifies the use of restorative approaches in schools, clearly and simply outlining theory and practice, as well as offering a persuasive case for change. Its straightforward, informative style and common-sense, step-by-step approach make it essential and enjoyable reading for both new and experienced practitioners.' Si?n Williams, Behaviour Inclusion Co-ordinator, London Borough of Lewisham

Just Schools

A Whole School Approach to Restorative Justice
Author: Belinda Hopkins
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843101327
Category: Education
Page: 208
View: 2192

Annotation. "Restorative justice is a dynamic and innovative way of dealing with conflict in schools, promoting understanding and healing over assigning blame or dispensing punishment. It can improve the quality of school life not only through conflict resolution, but"

Implementing Restorative Practice in Schools

A Practical Guide to Transforming School Communities
Author: Margaret Thorsborne,Peta Blood
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 0857007378
Category: Education
Page: 232
View: 8000

Restorative practice is a proven approach to discipline in schools that favours relationships over retribution, and has been shown to improve behaviour and enhance teaching and learning outcomes. However, in order for it to work, restorative practice needs a relational school culture. Implementing Restorative Practice in Schools explains what has to happen in a school in order for it to become truly restorative. Section 1 explains the potential of restorative practice in schools, describing the positive outcomes for students and teachers. It also outlines the measures that need to be in place in order to embed restorative practice. Section 2 examines the process of understanding and managing change, providing realistic and pragmatic guidance on the practical and emotional barriers that may be encountered. Finally, Section 3 provides in eight practical steps, strategic guidance for achieving a restorative culture that sticks. Featuring useful pro formas and templates, this book will be an indispensable guide for educators, administrators and school leaders in mainstream and specialist settings.

The School Leader’s Guide to Restorative School Discipline


Author: Luanna H. Meyer,Ian M. Evans
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 145228377X
Category: Education
Page: 184
View: 6339

A positive model for restorative discipline The authors provide a research-based and field-tested model that gives school leaders more productive alternatives to punishment, 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

Engagement by Design

Creating Learning Environments Where Students Thrive
Author: Douglas Fisher,Nancy Frey,Russell J. Quaglia,Dominique Smith,Lisa L. Lande
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506394450
Category: Education
Page: 192
View: 3297

Engaging Students for Success Through Purposeful Design Every teacher wants engaged students. No student wants to be bored. So why isn’t every classroom teeming with discussion and activity centered on the day’s learning expectations? Engagement by Design gives you a framework for making daily improvements in engaging your students, highlighting opportunities that offer the greatest benefit in the least amount of time. You’ll learn how focusing on relationships, clarity, and challenge can make all the difference in forging a real connection with students. Engagement by Design puts you in control of managing your classroom’s success and increasing student learning, one motivated student at a time.

Taking Restorative Justice to Schools

A Doorway to Discipline
Author: Jeannette Holtham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780982270615
Category: Education
Page: 84
View: 7602

The worldwide movement of restorative justice is here to stay. Many schools around the world are reducing discipline problems by as much as 60%, even in the most high-risk, dangerous schools. Find out how you can complement your current school discipline practices with this simple, step-by-step guide to help reach youth at a core level at a critical time in their young lives when it's possible to turn around negative behaviors.

Carrots and Sticks

Unlock the Power of Incentives to Get Things Done
Author: Ian Ayres
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553907824
Category: Self-Help
Page: 240
View: 7184

Could you lose weight if you put $20,000 at risk? Would you finally set up your billing software if it meant that your favorite charity would earn a new contribution? If you’ve ever tried to meet a goal and came up short, the problem may not have been that the goal was too difficult or that you lacked the discipline to succeed. From giving up cigarettes to increasing your productivity at work, you may simply have neglected to give yourself the proper incentives. In Carrot and Sticks, Ian Ayres, the New York Times bestselling author of Super Crunchers, applies the lessons learned from behavioral economics—the fascinating new science of rewards and punishments—to introduce readers to the concept of “commitment contracts”: an easy but high-powered strategy for setting and achieving goals already in use by successful companies and individuals across America. As co-founder of the website stickK.com (where people have entered into their own “commitment contracts” and collectively put more than $3 million on the line), Ayres has developed contracts—including the one he honored with himself to lose more than twenty pounds in one year—that have already helped many find the best way to help themselves at work or home. Now he reveals the strategies that can give you the impetus to meet your personal and professional goals, including how to • motivate your employees • create a monthly budget • set and meet deadlines • improve your diet • learn a foreign language • finish a report or project you’ve been putting off • clear your desk Ayres shares engaging, often astounding, real-life stories that show the carrot-and-stick principle in action, from the compulsive sneezer who needed a “stick” (the potential loss of $50 per week to a charity he didn’t like) to those who need a carrot with their stick (the New York Times columnist who quit smoking by pledging a friend $5,000 per smoke . . . if she would do the same for him). You’ll learn why you might want to hire a “professional nagger” whom you’ll do anything to avoid—no, your spouse won’t do!—and how you can “hand-tie” your future self to accomplish what you want done now. You’ll find out how a New Zealand ad exec successfully “sold his smoking addiction,” and why Zappos offered new employees $2,000 to quit cigarettes. As fascinating as it is practical, as much about human behavior as about how to change it, Carrots and Sticks is sure to be one of the most talked-about books of the year. From the Hardcover edition.

Better Learning Through Structured Teaching

A Framework for the Gradual Release of Responsibility, 2nd Edition
Author: Douglas Fisher,Nancy Frey
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416618309
Category: Education
Page: 158
View: 6983

In this updated 2nd edition of the ASCD best-seller, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey dig deeper into the hows and whys of the gradual release of responsibility instructional framework. To gradually release responsibility is to equip students with what they need to be engaged and self-directed learners. On a day-to-day level, it means delivering lessons purposefully planned to incorporate four essential and interrelated instructional phases: 1. Focused Instruction: Preparing students for learning by establishing lesson purpose, modeling strategies and skills, thinking aloud, and noticing how students respond. 2. Guided Instruction: Strategically using prompts, cues, and questions to lead students to new understanding. 3. Collaborative Learning: Allowing students to consolidate their understanding through exploration, problem-solving, discussion, and thinking with their peers. 4. Independent Learning: Requiring students to use the skills and knowledge they've acquired to create authentic products and ask new questions. The authors explore each phase, using real-life examples from a variety of disciplines. You'll find tips and tools for classroom implementation, including checklists for planning and assessment; advice on feedback, homework, group work, differentiated instruction, and blended learning; answers to frequently asked questions; and examples that align to Common Core State Standards. No matter what grade level or subject you teach, Better Learning Through Structured Teaching is your essential guide to helping students expand their capacity for successful and long-lasting learning.

The Teacher's Guide to Restorative Classroom Discipline


Author: Luanna H. Meyer,Ian M. Evans
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412998611
Category: Education
Page: 197
View: 3583

Designed for use with The School Leader's Guide to Restorative Discipline, this guide helps teachers create positive classroom environments based on clear expectations for student behavior.

Restorative Practices in Classrooms


Author: Belinda Hopkins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351704079
Category: Education
Page: 74
View: 8208

This work helps in rethinking behaviour management through the use of restorative justice methods in the classroom. This clearly presented manual takes practitioners in gradual stages through the harsh realities of confronting wrong-doing and injustice in school. The traditional approach seeks simply to apportion blame and punish the wrongdoer. There is now strong evidence that restorative justice can be effective in reducing problem behaviour, and in engendering a sense of fairness and justice among all stakeholders in the school community. The book provides: an explanation of restorative justice and behaviour management; a wide range of restorative practice measures; step-by-step instructions for planning and facilitating individual, small group and whole class conferences; frequently asked questions and answers; key master documents that can be adapted; and, case studies. It is full of practical suggestions and techniques for dealing with problem behaviour, whether trivial or serious. It is suitable for ages 7-16.

Discipline Over Punishment

Successes and Struggles with Restorative Justice in Schools
Author: Trevor Gardner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475822278
Category: Education
Page: 148
View: 2886

Discipline Over Punishment is an exploration of the transformative potential of restorative discipline practices in schools, ranging from the micro-level of one-on-one interactions with students to the macro-level of re-routing the school-to-prison pipeline and improving life outcomes for young people. Gardner, who continues to teach high school in Oakland, CA, has spent nearly 20 years innovating, struggling, and succeeding to implement various restorative justice practices in classrooms and schools around the Bay Area. Using classrooms and schools where he has taught and students, families and educators with whom he has worked, Gardner examines how restorative justice, as a set of beliefs and practices can be a force for justice and equity in our classrooms, schools, and beyond.

The Restorative Classroom

Using Restorative Approaches to Foster Effective Learning
Author: Belinda Hopkins
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781906517298
Category: Classroom management
Page: 249
View: 6622

The Restorative Classroom will:· Help develop a restorative ethos in the classroom including clarify links between needs, unmet needs, harm and repair, creating a class agreement, encouraging cooperation and developing self-reliance and self-regulation through empathy and mutual respect and more.· Encourage and develop restorative pedagogy through developing shared responsibility for learning, using 'circle time' principles for curriculum delivery, providing examples from various subject areas and more. · Provide practical application of the relationship and behaviour management aspect of restorative justice and also highlights the need for congruence between behaviour management and pedagogical style.· Look at considerations and resources for the infant, junior and secondary classroom.This wide-ranging resource clearly shows individual teachers and teaching assistants to apply restorative principles and practices in their day to day work with young people.

Hanging In

Strategies for Teaching the Students Who Challenge Us Most
Author: Jeffrey Benson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416617612
Category: Education
Page: 191
View: 7652

Many students arrive at school with unique mixtures of family histories, traumatic experiences, and special needs that test our skills and try our patience. In Hanging In: Strategies for Teaching the Students Who Challenge Us Most, veteran educator Jeffrey Benson shows educators the value of tenacity and building connections in teaching the students who most need our help. This essential guide includes * Detailed portraits based on real-life students whose serious challenges inhibited their classroom experience--and how they eventually achieved success; * Strategies for how to analyze students' challenges and develop individualized plans to help them discover a sense of comfort with learning--with in-depth examples of plans in action; * Recommendations for teachers and support team on how to gain skills and support and not lose hope through the ups and downs of the work; and * Specific advice for administrators on constructing systems and procedures that give all our students the best chance for success. Just as teaching the students who challenge us is among our most frustrating experiences as educators, sticking with students until they finally "get it" is among our most rewarding. In Hanging In, you'll find the inspiration and field-tested ideas necessary to create a patient and supportive environment for even the most demanding cases in the classroom.

The Little Book of Restorative Justice in Education

Fostering Responsibility, Healing, and Hope in Schools
Author: Katherine Evans,Dorothy Vaandering
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1680991736
Category: Education
Page: 144
View: 8149

Much more than a response to harm, restorative justice nurtures relational, interconnected school cultures. The wisdom embedded within its principles and practices is being welcomed at a time when exclusionary discipline and zero tolerance policies are recognized as perpetuating student apathy, disproportionality, and the school-to-prison pipeline. Relying on the wisdom of early proponents of restorative justice, the daily experiences of educators, and the authors’ extensive experience as classroom teachers and researchers, this Little Book guides the growth of restorative justice in education (RJE) into the future. Incorporating activities, stories, and examples throughout the book, three major interconnected and equally important aspects of restorative justice in education are explained and applied: creating just and equitable learning environments; building and maintaining healthy relationships; healing harm and transforming conflict. The Little Book of Restorative Justice in Education is a reference that practitioners can turn to repeatedly for clarity and consistency as they implement restorative justice in educational settings.

Fostering Resilient Learners

Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom
Author: Kristin Souers,Pete Hall
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416621105
Category: Education
Page: 215
View: 3855

In this galvanizing book for all educators, Kristin Souers and Pete Hall explore an urgent and growing issue--childhood trauma--and its profound effect on learning and teaching. Grounded in research and the authors' experience working with trauma-affected students and their teachers, Fostering Resilient Learners will help you cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for students across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings. The authors--a mental health therapist and a veteran principal--provide proven, reliable strategies to help you * Understand what trauma is and how it hinders the learning, motivation, and success of all students in the classroom. * Build strong relationships and create a safe space to enable students to learn at high levels. * Adopt a strengths-based approach that leads you to recalibrate how you view destructive student behaviors and to perceive what students need to break negative cycles. * Head off frustration and burnout with essential self-care techniques that will help you and your students flourish. Each chapter also includes questions and exercises to encourage reflection and extension of the ideas in this book. As an educator, you face the impact of trauma in the classroom every day. Let this book be your guide to seeking solutions rather than dwelling on problems, to building relationships that allow students to grow, thrive, and--most assuredly--learn at high levels.