Today schools are looking deeply into social and emotional learning as they integrate these skills with the Common Core State Standards. Numerous research reports show that social and emotional learning (SEL) can have a positive impact on students' academic performance. Teaching the soft skills, traditionally associated with conflict resolution and character education, have evolved from being considered "wishy-washy" to being an integral part of educating the whole child. Today Ron and Roxanne Claassen have written the book "Discipline That Restores". The book shares valuable strategies creating respect, cooperation, and responsibility in today's classroom. Listen to administrator Ryan Wood, serving at Immanuel Schools in Reedley, California, on how he began the process of implementing new discipline policies through restorative justice, with "Discipline That Restores".

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