Discipline That Restores by Ron and Roxanne Claassen is the long-awaited collaboration of pioneers in the fields of conflict resolution, (peer) mediation, restorative justice and restorative discipline. Discipline That Restores articulates a reproducible step-by-step process to increase cooperation and mutual respect. Each chapter is a step on the DTR Flowchart and is illustrated with a multitude of case studies. Discipline That Restores (DTR) uniquely blends theory, strategies, and best practices of Conflict Resolution Education, Peacemaking, and Restorative Justice. Understanding the core issues of getting students to cooperate has never been so clear and concise. DTR supports the positive behavior of all students and is especially effective with those students who are most resistant to authority by involving them in processes that empower them to be responsible and accountable. DTR transforms discipline into learning experiences that decrease stress, improve effectiveness, and build relationships.
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We at Alta Sierra have decided that implementing a few pieces of the Restorative Justice puzzle each year would be the best way to make a positive impact on the climate of our school. Our Admin. team has been doing a book study on Discipline That Restores as well as our 8th grade staff. We have had a chance to teach all our students about the 4 Options Model of handling conflict and using a "Thinkery". Last week we did a Staff Respect Agreement which turned out wonderfully. Many on our staff felt that it gave them a voice, in a non-threatening atmosphere, to help shape our campus policy. In two weeks during a Human Relations Day all our students will participate and create a school wide respect agreement. Again, this is just another positive step toward improving our campus. Thank You again and again for your knowledge and insight in helping shape our campus.
Gary Gleason, Alta Sierra Intermediate, Clovis, CARead a previous note from Gary Gleason.
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