Students no longer respond to the punishment or rewards adults often offer. Guest Rick Lewis provides essential communication strategies you can use in the first 5 days of school and beyond to improve behaviors and create a positive learning climate. We need more than the authority that comes with our positions and titles, we need relational power to become a knowledgeable student ally.
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Rick Lewis has 40 years experience as a counselor & educator in Palm Beach County Schools, FL. His work focuses on school climate, conflict resolution, mediation, effective communication, restorative justice, and staff relationships. He is a Board Member of Peaceful Schools International (PSI) and has nine publications in the area of social competency and conflict resolution with PSI and the Peace Education Foundation.
Do parents ever tell you that if someone hurts or hits their child they want their child to hurt them back? What do you say to them? – Suzanne, Counselor, North Carolina
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