A Customizable Approach to Restorative Justice School Discipline: Replacing Ineffective, Punitive, Consequences With Human-Centered Educational Practices

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“A Customizable Approach to Restorative Justice
School Discipline: Replacing Ineffective, Punitive, Consequences With Human-Centered Educational Practices”
 

Presented by: Page Nichols and Pender Makin

Traditional school discipline tends to be one-size-fits all, punitive in nature, and largely ineffective in changing student behavior. In fact, disciplinary practices that cause students to be removed from school for any length of time actually exacerbate most of the underlying causes of maladaptive behavior, contribute to the school-to-prison pipeline, and sever the already fragile connections to school, teachers, and peers that need to be strengthened in our most at risk students.


Restorative disciplinary approaches, on the other hand, can deepen relationships, build character, repair communities, teach replacement behaviors, and foster resilience! Presented by two educators who have worked with highly at risk students in school, mental health, and juvenile justice settings, this webcast will provide viewers with the tools for implementing Restorative Justice Disciplinary Practices in any school or youth-serving setting. Viewers will:

  • Gain critical understanding about student misbehavior and about the way developing brains respond to school disciplinary practices
  • Learn how to implement restorative justice disciplinary approaches – on ANY scale (one individual teacher/classroom, a team, or an entire faculty can successfully implement the key practices … whole-school buy-in is not necessary for getting started!)
  • Learn tips for successful implementation (with students and with the other adults in your organization).

 

Supplementary materials and all necessary information about participating fully in this professional development opportunity are found on our Web site .  If you have any further questions, feel free to contact the National Dropout Prevention Center at ndpc@clemson.edu or 864-656-2599.

 

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SOURCE: National Dropout Prevention Center/Network

Retrieved on April 5, 2016

For more information, visit DropoutPrevention.org

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