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Punitive or Restorative: The Choice is Yours

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Spring 2018 TLC students as partners, Classroom Management, restorative discipline, S18TLCSP
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Teacher Quality Standards

  • QS II: Teachers establish a safe, inclusive and respectful learning environment for a diverse population of students.
    • Element A: Teachers foster a predictable learning environment characterized by acceptable student behavior and efficient use of time in which each student has a positive, nurturing relationship with caring adults and peers.

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This article describes the restorative approach to discipline.  Readers will get an overview of how to carry out the restorative approach, and how it differs from traditional approaches to discipline and classroom management.  

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Smith, D., Fisher, D. B., & Frey, N. E. (n.d.). Chapter 1. Punitive or Restorative: The Choice Is Yours. Retrieved from