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Better Behavior Practices (Quick Reference Guide)


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Public behavior management in the classroom relies on peer pressure and embarrassment to control student actions, which over time does more harm than good. In this quick reference guide, Dominique Smith, Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, and Lee Ann Jung offer three key techniques to shift your classroom management style from punitive to positive:

About the authors

Dominique Smith is the director of student services at Health Sciences High & Middle College, where he also serves as a culture builder and student advocate. He is passionate about creating school cultures that honor students and build their confidence and competence.

He is also social worker, school administrator, mentor, national trainer for the International Institute on Restorative Practices, and member of ASCD's FIT Teaching® (Framework for
Intentional and Targeted Teaching®) Cadre. Smith is the winner of the National School Safety Award from the School Safety Advocacy Council and coauthor of Better Than Carrots or Sticks: Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management and Building Equity: Policies and Practices to Empower All Learners.


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