Tips & Ideas

Guidance and inspiration to help you build skills and community in your classroom and 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…
August 12, 2018
Focus: Restorative Discipline, Restorative Circles, Racial Equity Issues in SchoolTime: 4:38 minWho & Where: Kansas City Public Schools Grade Level: K-12  Description:   Staff and students at…
August 12, 2018
Focus: De-escalation of feelings Time: 3:39 minWho & Where: Pearl-Cohn Entertainment High School, Nashville, TNGrade Level: High School   Description: Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High…
August 12, 2018
Focus: Restorative Discipline, Restorative Circles & SELTime: 3:44 minWho & Where: Pearl-Cohn Entertainment High School, Nashville, TNGrade Level: High School   Description:   At the…