Teaching children to take responsibility through Restitution

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The Restitution Self-discipline approach, developed by Diane Gossen in Saskatoon, SK, Canada, focuses on relationships, responsibility and respect as a way of motivating positive interpersonal behavior. Based on control theory, restitution teaches children the skills and self-discipline needed to take personal responsibility for their actions, and help them see and act as the person they want to be. In restitution classrooms, teachers and students enter into a social contract that they develop together, which includes beliefs and values important to all parties.

Different levels of Restitution Self-discipline workshops are held throughout the year, from introductory workshops to customized workshops for teachers in elementary schools, high schools, and who work with disruptive children.