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 Michele Vallero
Reviewed 5 months ago
Paul Wright shares his insight and shares ideas with you as a learner! His course is engaging and always on topic with helpful ways to enhance your classroom.

By Jessica Sargent
Reviewed 3 months ago
Paul was great! Gave feedback in a very timely manner and gave constructive feedback with further guiding questions.

By Stephanie Dickstein
Reviewed 8 months ago
I really enjoyed the facilitator thoughtful comments and the restorative practices content.

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.