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Discipline that Restores and School Conflict Management

Discipline that Restores and School Conflict Management
Join us on Thursday, October 21, 5 - 6 p.m. (PST)



Ron Claassen (MA, MDiv., DMin.) Professor Emeritus, Co-Founder and Director of the Center for Peacemaking and Conflict Studies at Fresno Pacific University
Roxanne Claassen, BA, MA (Peacemaking and Conflict Studies) Retired Master Teacher and School Conflict Resolution Specialist.

Ron and Roxanne served with Mennonite Central Committee Teachers Abroad Program in Nigeria 1968-1971. Since 2010 they have trained teachers and administrators in the theory of restorative justice and the skills and strategies to apply this in their school discipline system. They have emphasized the need to change the school punitive discipline policy to a restorative justice discipline policy. They have worked with thousands in California, throughout the US and beyond (India, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Lithuania, Cambodia, Spain, Israel, Paraguay).

They are the authors of Discipline That Restores and Making Things Right, a 32 lesson curriculum for helping students understand the DTR classroom structure and for training student mediators. They have developed several online courses or tutorial courses to train teachers/administrators and DTR Trainers.

About the Mediator Mentors Project 

The Mediator Mentors Project at Fresno State is a university-public school partnership in which future teachers, counselors, social workers and school psychologists support the development of conflict resolution skills in school children. At California State University, Fresno, Dr. Negin Tahvildary in the College of Arts and Humanities directs the program. Teachers and students in the public schools receive 10-12 hours of communication and conflict resolution training and university students coach and mentor at lunch periods in elementary school or fifth period in middle school. More than 7,000 children and teachers have participated in the program!

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