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Exploring Policies and Disparities in School Discipline

Course #: 02-1261

Price: $24.00

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  • IACET: 0.1 CEUs
  • All Other Organizations: 2.00 Hours
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CEU Course Description

In decades past, educators have said goodbye to outmoded forms of discipline—for example, corporal punishment. There are those who think that, soon, we’ll consider exclusionary types of discipline such as expulsions and suspensions in a similar light. Studies are confirming that exclusionary discipline doesn’t really help students; and Black students (along with other non-white individuals) tend to receive far more exclusionary discipline than their white peers. This means that these students miss out on far more instruction time than their peers do. This loss can be impossible to bounce back from, and tends to have issues that impact the rest of the students’ life. It’s time to do better. With restorative justice techniques and positive behavioral interventions, it’s possible to establish peaceful norms in your classroom and help provide your students with the support that they need. In this course, we’ll dive deep into exclusionary discipline, talk about the latest research, and discuss ways that you can start to practice restorative justice in your classroom. 

CEU Course Objectives

  1. Establish some definitions regarding disproportionality, exclusionary discipline, and restorative justiceReview how recent world events have impacted the trends within exclusionary justice
  2. Discuss recent studies that detail the effects of exclusionary discipline
  3. Talk about the benefits of empathy, positive behavior interventions, listening, apologizing well, and having self-discipline
  4. Brainstorm ways for teachers to be able to implement restorative justice in their classrooms
  5. Try to determine why exclusionary discipline happens, so we can work towards more helpful outcomes
  6. Review ways to avoid exclusionary justice in a remote educational environment

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Course Date: 2021-12-16

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