RESTORATIVE PRACTICES

Topic: Curriculum and Instruction
Instructor: Teresa Dempsey
Method: Online (OWRK)
Sponsor: AU Columbus Center
Center Offered: CPD

Course Description:

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, the authors provide a practical blueprint for creating cooperative and respectful classroom climate in which students and teachers work through behavioral issues together. The authors explain how to establish procedures and expectations for student behavior that encourage the development of positive interpersonal skills; develop a non confrontational rapport with even the most challenging students; and implement conflict resolution strategies that prioritize relationship building over finger-pointing and retribution. Rewards and punishments may help to maintain order in the short term, but they are at best superficially effective and at worst counter productive. 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. 

This 15-hour online book study is self-paced for users to complete at their convivence during the time period. Participants must purchase their own copy of Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management, and will need a Gmail account to participate. 

For more information please contact Teresa Dempsey at tdempsey@fairfieldesc.org.

If you are paying by check please complete the registration form at: /founders/professional-development-services/pds-registration-form  Mail the completed registration with payment to the address listed on the form.  If you are using an Ashland University tuition voucher worth $166.00 please include this with your registration. Please direct questions about this process to col-pds@ashland.edu.

Cost: $249
Timespan of Course:
November 15, 2020 to August 21, 2021
Contact E-mail: tdempsey@fairfieldesc.org

Meeting Times

  • Day and Time of Meeting: 
    Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 8:00am to Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 4:00pm
    Location of Meeting: 
    Online
Course Number: EDU*6160*H6
Academic Term: 21/GW
Academic Level: GW
Semester Hours: 1.00
Subject: EDU