Application of the Restitution Model to Staff Development

I was like most people when I first started learning about Restitution – I thought it was all about student discipline and behaviour management.  But as I learned more about it, I realized it’s really about human behaviour and motivation.  It applies equally to understanding why a child misbehaves in the classroom, and to why your partner is upset about the last family gathering you attended together.  It not only provides direction for how to teach children to problem-solve, but to how to promote professional development within your staff team.   I wrote the following article to help demonstrate how the Restitution model could be used as a basis for staff development.   The link will take you to the Brandon University Journal of Graduate Studies in Education – you’ll find my article on page 12.  Hope it may spark some new ideas for you in applying Restitution in different situations!


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