Course Description

This course provides a much-needed comprehensive and blended view of both positive behavior management and self-empowerment that addresses behavior by allowing students to correct it among themselves. Both school-wide strategies and individual strategies for positive behavior supports are addressed while also focusing on how educators can develop unique behavior management strategies for individual students. It uses functional techniques, real-world classrooms, and practical information-all while covering the legal aspects of behavioral management, assesment strategies, strategies for special populations and diverse populations, age-related behavioral concerns, and the three-tier response-to-intervention approach. Furthermore, research shows that restorative practices are long lasting and wide reaching. The course provides a practical blueprint for creating a cooperative and respectful classroom climate in which students and teacher work through behavioral issues together. You will establish procedures and expectations for student behavior that encourages the development of positive interpersonal skills, development of a non-confrontational rapport with the most challenging students, and implement conflict-resolution strategies that prioritize relationship building and mutual understanding over blame and retribution.


A link to the Armchair Ed course assignments and exams will be included in the registration confirmation and receipt email that will be automatically sent to students immediately upon completion of the registration process. Any required textbooks must be purchased separately.

The link can also be accessed after enrollment by logging into the Student Portal and clicking the link listed under View Online Resources.


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Section Title
Book Study: Positive Behavior Management and Restorative Justice
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Delivery Options
Distance Learning  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $425.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

Better Than Carrots or Sticks: Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management by Dominique Smith, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey, ASCD, ISBN: 978-1416620624

Behavior Management: Positive Applications for Teachers by Thomas Zirpoli, Pearson, ISBN: 978-0133917901

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with ArmchairEd.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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