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Dominique Smith, Douglas Fisher & Nancy Frey
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About the Authors
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, 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.
After a comprehensive overview of the roots of the restorative practices movement in schools, the authors explain how to
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.
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DOMINIQUE SMITH is director of student services at Health Sciences High & Middle College, where he also serves as a culture builder and student advocate. He holds a master's degree in social work from the University of Southern California.
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 is the recipient of a Celebrate Literacy Award from the International Reading Association, the Farmer Award for Excellence in Writing from the National Council of Teachers of English, and a Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
NANCY FREY is a professor of educational leadership at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College. Nancy 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.
classroom management | student behavior and discipline | school climate and culture | social-emotional learning
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