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.

Learner Outcomes

By the conclusion of this course, each participant should be able to do the following:

  • Reflect on proactive and best practices for alternative discipline
  • Identify myths and perceptions of school discipline programs
  • Understand the impact of bias and discrimination of disciplined students
  • Examine methods to improve school culture within the school community
  • Examine programs to improve the culture within the entire school
  • Develop safe and supportive environments for all students
  • Recognize the need to support the needs of student trauma
  • Explore, examine and reflect on resources that support alternative discipline

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Section Title
Positive Discipline: A Guide to Restorative Practices
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $500.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Connecting Link.

Course is self-Paced. Completion time: up to 12 weeks from initial log in to course. Participants are required to log in within 60 days of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawal requests 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 at: https://ce.spu.edu under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

Steve Novak is the course facilitator
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