Better Than Carrots or Sticks. An excellent why guide for restorative practices in the classroom and a good start on how as well. Framing incidents to be addressed as violations of community members rather than violations of rules or norms is particularly helpful. Howdy bloggers, In this week’s installment of An Interesting Perspective, we will dive into a discussion about Daniel Pink’s novel Drive. What a great primer into the processes! I'll be taking lots of pieces from the first several chapters, as they all fit really well with the changes I'm making this year in my classroom. I had extra trouble with the student examples that were straight up eye-rolling ridiculous to. AMEEGuideNo20:Thegoodteacherismorethana lecturerÐthetwelverolesoftheteacher R.M.HARDEN&JOYCROSBY CentreforMedicalEducation,UniversityofDundee,UK Police operate in a fundamentally punitive manner and are by definition focused on upholding laws and norms (regardless of if these laws/norms create injustice) rather than community relationships, going against the book's own framing. I would say 3.5 stars. “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” –widely attributed to Frederick Douglass, pg 1. This is the first book that I have read about restorative practices in the classroom and it certainly will not be my last. However, my school has spent a lot of time over the last few years building school-wide capacity with these practices. The E-mail message field is required. 1. Obviously helpful for teachers, I think this could be useful in all kinds of ways — it’s helping me be more clear in my daily listening and speaking. Why is a special education teacher a good resource to help deal with student behavior problems? by Ron Haskins. Strategies to develop your awareness of what is going on in your classroom and why. There is nothing better than being tackled with a hug from a second grader who struggles with life and school for many reasons because he feels valued in your classroom. My main problem with this isn't with the book or the information, but more on implementing it. I think this book could be summarized by saying: It's really, really important to build relationships with students and allow them the grace and time to make up for mistakes rather than being punished for them. This is far more useful than any book I’ve picked up so far regarding behaviour ‘management’ in the classroom. I will be trying some of the suggestions in the upcoming weeks (class meetings and surveys) and more of them over the rest of the school year (sequential circles and the peace table). This book contains a lot of practical classroom ideas/material, whether starting out with restorative practices or adding to your toolbox. What a job! Would you also like to submit a review for this item? Check Pages 1 - 50 of How Languages Are Learned 3rd edition (242 pages, 2006) in the flip PDF version. I especially appreciated the in depth, but yet easy to follow, descriptions of the different types of circles. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. Further, police cannot be a part of restorative justice practices in schools made up of poor children and children of color when so much of the trauma requiring restoration in these young people is caused directly by or is related to the police and carceral systems. Evidence of Teaching. While listening, I often found myself thinking, "Geez, this would take so much time, to resolve conflict through justice circles, etc." You can easily create a free account. I listened to the audio book and therefore missed a lot of the tables and diagrams they were read but I couldn’t see it visually. Bookmark the permalink. I read this for a book study in my school district as part of my continuing education credits and worked to apply what I was learning each week in the classroom. It was a short read and it helped reinforce the importance of being preventative and responsive rather than reactive when dealing with students, but again, if you are familiar with restorative practices, this is not the book for you. "Carrots, Sticks, and Sermons "provides insights into the traditional and current practice of policy and program evaluation in various contexts. Better Than Carrots or Sticks Traditional Versus Restorative Approach to Discipline Traditional Approach Restorative Approach Restorative Practice Not about rewards and punishments Getting To Know Students Classroom management= relationships and high-quality instruction Moral of Rewards and punishments may help to maintain order in the short term, but they\'re at best superficially effective and at worst counterproductive. I did get some helpful information about peace building (problematic in not crediting the Indigenous peoples whose strategy that is), and circles. I wished the book included more explicit instructions for "restorative justice light" -- how to use these techniques in a setting that is not designed around them. It seems like you could, with a lot of work with you classes, implement many of these ideas within your classroom, but if your school and school district uses traditional punitive practices, it's going to be very difficult to uphold this system and to see an improvement in student behavior. In Better Than Carrots or Sticks, longtime 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 behavioral issues together. Classroom management is traditionally a matter of encouraging good behavior and discouraging bad by doling out rewards and punishments. However, its so-so writing and advocacy for the usage of suspension and the presence of police in schools earned it a two star rating. Would recommend this to all teachers and. August 17th 2015 Warning: This malformed URI has been treated as a string - \'http:\/\/\/ImageType-100\/1666-1\/{C501626D-A17E-4E6F-870E-2DDBD9B70989}Img100.jpg\'\" ; # EDUCATION--Organizations & Institutions\n, Punitive or restorative : the choice is yours -- Relationships and meaningful instruction : the foundations of restorative practices -- Classroom procedures and expectations : structures that support restorative practices -- Peace building : using informal restorative practices every day -- Peacemaking : strategic implementation of formal restorative practices -- Creating the mindset for restorative practices.\"@, This book provide a practical blueprint for creating a cooperative and respectful classroom climate in which students and teachers work through behavioral issues together.\"@, Classroom management is traditionally a matter of encouraging good behavior and discouraging bad by doling out rewards and punishments.