Managing Your Classroom with Restorative Practices (Quick Reference Guide)

  • Title:Managing Your Classroom with Restorative Practices (Quick Reference Guide)
  • Author:Dominique Smith, Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey
  • Publication Date:July 2017
  • ISBN:9781416624950
  • Publisher:ASCD

The goals of restorative practices are twofold: 1) build and maintain relationships and 2) repair relationships that have been harmed. Restorative practices are helpful for:

  • Creating a respectful classroom.
  • Developing rapport with students.
  • Managing conflicts.
  • Establishing routines and expectations for positive student behavior.

This guide’s tips, strategies, sample questions and statements, and peacemaking tools will help teachers successfully use restorative practices in their classrooms.


Author Bio

Douglas Fisher is a professor of educational leadership at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College. He is a member of the California Reading Hall of Fame and was honored as an exemplary leader by the Conference on English Leadership. He has published numerous articles on improving student achievement.

Nancy Frey is a professor of educational leadership at San Diego State University. Frey also teaches classes at Health Sciences High and Middle College in San Diego. She is a recipient of the Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the Early Career Award from the Literacy Research Association. She has published many articles and books on literacy and instruction.

Dominique Smith is a social worker, school administrator, mentor, national trainer for the International Institute on Restorative Practices, member of ASCD’s FIT Teaching (Framework for Intentional and Targeted Teaching®) Cadre and Corwin’s Visible Learning for Literacy Cadre. He is the winner of the National School Safety Award from the School Safety Advocacy Council.

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