Positive Discipline: A Guide to Restorative Practices | Online Learning for Teachers pursuing Continuing Education and Professional Development | The Connecting Link


Positive Discipline: A Guide to Restorative Practices - #IMS23509

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits, 4.5 CEUs, or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description

Participants in this course will examine research-based proactive practices and best practices of the alternative discipline.  Strategies for improving classroom and school culture through the use of alternative discipline will be explored.  Participants will reflect on their discipline philosophy to establish a framework for growth to effectively implement positive alternative discipline interventions and strategies.  Participants will learn about alternatives to school discipline and the most effective ways to reach students and to reward positive behaviors.  When students do misbehave participants will learn ways that students can still receive appropriate instructional time and be part of the classroom community.  Participants will leave the course with a toolkit of resources to impact their classroom and school community through alternative discipline.    

Global Goals of the Course

  1. To examine current research in the area of best practice using alternative discipline instruction (NBPTS 3,4)
  2. To develop an understanding of strategies and interventions that will respond appropriately and efficiently towards student misbehavior to improve learning in today’s classroom (NBPTS 1,3,4)
  3. To analyze current instructional practices  to promote an understanding of positive behavioral interventions and instructional planning to better support student learning (NBPTS 1,3,4)
  4. To explore possible applications of alternative discipline methods to help students avoid future misbehavior and to develop a positive climate within the school community (NBPTS 1,2,3,4)
  5. To synthesize best practice research and classroom applications of alternative discipline (NBPTS 2,3,4)



By Ridonna Ridley
Reviewed 6 months ago
Steve is very knowledgeable and engaging. He definitely makes the class fun.

By Christina Randall
Reviewed 3 years ago
Love the convenience as a working mom to be able to take classes that fit my schedule!

By Amanda Peck
Reviewed 3 years ago
I found the class to be very beneficial

By cynthia j beaudoin
Reviewed 3 years ago
Paul Wright is a great facilitator who provides meaningful feedback. I would recommend him to a colleague and will take classes with him again.

By Allison Murphy
Reviewed 2 years ago
Great instructor! Give quick and thorough feedback!

By Kyle Ruiz
Reviewed 1 year ago
Professor Novak was prompt with his grading and gave great feedback. Connecting Link has ben a pleasure to work with.

By Sara Loch
Reviewed 3 years ago
Loved the course! I found it meaningful and easy to keep up with, I enjoyed the readings & supplemental materials.

Interactive courses are delivered via Zoom at specific times with a live instructor.

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06/19/23 - 07/02/23
Jun 19 - Jul 02, 2023
Zoom Meetings will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays (June 20, 22, 27, 29, 2023) from 8:30am – 10:00am Central Time.