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Redemption Approach by Ed Orszulak Ph.D.


Discover a fresh approach to managing and helping students who are resistant or non-responsive to more traditional forms of discipline in schools. This guide provides a series of alternative strategies and lessons that can be useful for classroom and special education teachers, counselors, social workers, administrators and other educational professionals who are in contact with students who exhibit very challenging attitudes and behaviors in school.

Included in this book are suggestions, strategies, activities and reproducible worksheets that incorporate the five redemption principles. These five keys can be particularly helpful with students when other methods fail to bring lasting positive change:


  1. Forgiveness: sincerity, renewal, respect, apology
  2. Restitution: reflection, privileges & opportunities, appropriate responses
  3. Recovery: interpersonal relationships, connecting recognition
  4. Humor: setting the stage of humor using class clowns as leaders
  5. Inspiration: five steps to re-engagement, inspired listening, positive recognition