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Discipline that Restores

Claassen, Roxanne
June 4, 2015

Source: (1993) Conciliation Quarterly Newsletter 12 (Spring).

An elementary school teacher, Claassen became familiar with mediation and cooperative problem solving through work with a victim offender reconciliation program. Here she describes the application of restorative conflict resolution in a school setting. The principles and practices of problem solving in her classroom involve rules with consequences – consequences that aim to be restorative rather than punitive. To show how all of this works, she provides examples from the classroom.


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