Tips & Ideas

Guidance and inspiration to help you build skills and community in your classroom and school

December 9, 2018
  December can be a month of heightened emotions and stress.  This is as true for us as educators as it is for the young people in our care. Sometimes these feelings are joyous, cheerful, and upbeat…
December 6, 2018
Focus:  Restorative circles and Restorative DisciplineTime: 9:03 minWho & Where: West Philadelphia High School, Philadelphia, PAGrade Level: High School   Description: In the first part of…
November 15, 2018
Focus: Restorative Practices, Restorative Discipline & Restorative MindsetTime: 10:45 minWho & Where:  Santa Rosa School District, CA & Restorative ResourcesGrade Level: High School…
November 13, 2018
I’ve received many texts and calls from family, friends, and colleagues since the Trump administration announced its plan to redefine “sex discrimination” under Title IX, the federal civil rights law…
October 11, 2018
Focus:  The Impact of Restorative Class Meetings in Elementary school Time: 4:10 minGrade Level: Elementary School Description:  In this video, students of different ages talk about what happens…
September 24, 2018
  Focus:  The Impact of Restorative Class Meetings in Elementary school Time: 4:00 minWho & Where: Developmental Studies Center, Educating Minds and Hearts  Grade Level: Elementary School…
September 24, 2018
  Focus:  A school Justice Committee practices mediationTime: 4:30 minWho & Where: Pittsfield Middle High SchoolGrade Level: Middle & High School Description:  The video shows the Justice…
September 20, 2018
    Focus: SEL throughout the school day Time: 8:04 minWho & Where: Atlanta Public Schools Grade Level:  Elementary & Middle School Description: In this video staff and students discuss…
September 15, 2018
  Focus:  A Second Grade Problem Solving Class Meeting Time: 8:06 minWho & Where: Shanghai American School, Shanghai, ChinaGrade Level: Elementary School Description:   This video shows a…
August 13, 2018
The beginning of the year is the ideal time to set out on the path toward “restorative discipline,” a holistic, relational approach to discipline that requires us as educators to be in community with…