The coronavirus crisis has thrown our nation’s economic disparities into stark relief. In this activity, students use a set of interactive charts to investigate the current state of economic inequality in the U.S.—and make their own charts showing how they would like to see that data change.
In this video a second grade class looks to problem solve the issue of “being left out” in school.
This video encourages us to rethink discipline policies in school to break the school to prison pipeline and be more equitable in our response to student (mis)behavior.
This video outlines three tiers of Restorative Practices: 1. Community and relationship building, 2. Community and relationship repair and conflict resolution, 3. Reintegration after a removal or other kind of absence.
Administrations and school staff talk about their experience rolling out Restorative Circles in their school over the course of the year.
In this video staff and students at a West Philadelphia High School talk about the transformation the school has undergone as a result of participation in restorative circles.
The holiday invites exploration of everything from American history to gratitude.
In this video school staff, resources officers, county probation department staff and students talk about their experience with restorative practices.
In this video staff and students talk about the impact of class meetings on them and on the school community. They talk about what happens in class meetings.
In this video staff talk about the positive impact class meetings have had on the school community, school discipline, and the development of student problem solving skills.
In this video staff and students talk about, and then show, how the school Justice Committee, practices mediation as part of an alternative approach to school discipline to resolve conflict and address issues.
Atlanta Public Schools has made Social and Emotional Learning a district priority because these life skills are a foundation for the academic successes of our students. This video outlines the social and emotional learning foundation needed for restorative holistic discipline to be successfully implemented in school.
In this video the teacher and her second graders use the class meeting process to collaboratively problem solve an issue in which one student was being bothered by other students.
Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent Mark Bedell is approaching discipline reform with a three-part plan focused on restorative practices, meditation and mentorship.
This video shows a high school that provides Safe Spaces for students to remove themselves from challenging situations, de-escalate their feelings, make different choices about how to move forward and transition back to class.
This video showcases a school that is implementing Restorative Discipline to address student behavior and resolve conflicts collaboratively, using restorative circles in a collaborative space they call “the zone.”
This video shows the power of a student-facilitated restorative circle to build community through storytelling. The circle is implemented with fidelity, according to the key restorative circle components found at our Introduction to Circles.