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Better Than Carrots or Sticks: Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management

Author: Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Dominique Smith

Availability: In Stock

Code: 116005

ISBN: 9781760015772

No of Pages: 166

Publish date: 16/02/2016

Price: $32.95


Classroom management is traditionally a matter of encouraging good
behaviour and discouraging bad by doling out rewards and punishments. But
studies show that when educators empower students to address and correct
misbehaviour among themselves, positive results are longer lasting and more
wide reaching. In Better Than Carrots or Sticks, long-time educators and
best-selling authors Dominique Smith, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey provide a
practical blueprint for creating a cooperative and respectful classroom climate
in which students and teachers work through behavioural issues together. After
a comprehensive overview of the roots of the restorative practices movement in
schools, the authors explain how to

  • establish
    procedures and expectations for student behaviour that encourage the development
    of positive interpersonal skills

  • develop
    a non-confrontational rapport with even the most challenging students

  • implement
    conflict-resolution strategies that prioritise relationship building and mutual
    understanding over finger-pointing and retribution.

Rewards and punishments may help to maintain order in the short
term, but they’re at best superficially effective and at worst
counterproductive. 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.