Discipline That Restores: Strategies To Create Respect, Cooperation, And Responsibility In The Classroom
Discipline that Restores: Strategies to Create Respect, Cooperation, and Responsibility in the Classroom
No education library should be without Discipline That Restores: Strategies to Create Respect, Cooperation, and Responsibility in the Classroom, a monumental effort to articulate a reproducible step-by-step process to increase cooperation and mutual respect in schools by coauthors Ron and Roxanne Claassen. Discipline That Restores (DTR) uniquely blends theory, strategies, and best practices of Conflict Resolution Education, Peacemaking, and Restorative Justice and is illustrated with a multitude of case studies to form an effective discipline system. 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.
About the Author
After teaching mathematics for ten years, Ron Claassen (M.A. M.Div. D.Min.) founded the Victim Offender Reconciliation Program in Fresno, the first in California. Along with an active mediation practice, he is a professor at Fresno Pacific University and the co-founder (1990)...