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  1. What is the purpose of punishment? 

To act as a deterrent so students avoid an act so they do not get punished.

  1. What does punishment NOT address?

It does not address the source of the actual problem. They can also create this own set of problems.

  1. What are the short- and long-term problems of exclusionary punishment?

 It starts out short term by students missing out on class and instruction time, leading them to fall behind and can potentially fail academically. This can lead to long term damage by students dropping out and possibly falling into wrong crowds and end up in jail.

  1. What is restorative justice?

It is having the student who caused the harm/behavior to figure out a way to fix it and then carry it out.

  1. Describe the process and benefits of Repairing Harm in your own words.

For example, if a student is disrupting the class, they need to figure out how to give that time back to their classmates. Students are responsible for their own actions and are then required to answer to those actions. This gives them a sense of responsibility for their behavior and can be a great learning experience for not only them but their classmates. They repair what they have harmed in a positive way and have even learned something from it.

  1. Discuss in detail how you can incorporate Repairing Harm in your classroom.

If a student were to be continually disruptive in class, I would pull them aside and ask them for their help and assign them a leadership role. During the time they are usually disruptive, I would give them the task of keeping an eye out on the students who are paying attention and to make notes for me as the lesson goes. They can then help me award those students with whatever the school's award ticket system is. Another thing I could do, and this would be older students, is if a student caused a disruption in class that made others off task, I would then have him/her assist me in teaching the lesson. Then for the next day, I would give them a specific part to “teach” the class themselves! That way they are learning and giving back in some way.