Category: Restorative Practice & Absenteeism

‘The Human Connection Is Everything’: Dave Eggers on What He’s Learned From Tutoring Students

“The human connection is everything. This distance learning moment during the pandemic has really proved that technology only gets you so far.”

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Here’s a word to drop from your teacher vocabulary in order to build connections with kids

Drop the word EASY and build better connections with kids. Mistakes can be useful and productive for learning.

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WhatsApp justice for teenage victim of homophobic gang attack

“A teenage boy who was attacked by a gang of youths in a Brighton park is the first to receive an apology via WhatsApp video as part of Sussex Police’s restorative justice project. The scheme, dubbed Restore DiverCity, gets offenders to speak directly to their victims so they can appreciate the impact of their actions …

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Connectedness beats metrics: an article by John W. Bailie

“Connectedness always beats metrics as a predictor of group perforemance”

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How schools are using restorative justice to remedy racial disparities in discipline

“Fania E. Davis is a long-time social justice activist, civil rights trial attorney, restorative justice practitioner, and writer and scholar with a PhD in indigenous knowledge. In “The Little Book of Race and Restorative Justice,” Davis examines the still-pervasive, centuries-long cycles of racial prejudice and trauma in America and their repercussions, ranging from educational inequities …

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Making space for restorative justice

Restorative justice, … is a huge component of this new vision of justice. As a practice that facilitates conversation, restorative justice allows a crime survivor to explain what they need to make things right, and then holds the guilty party accountable for doing it. It’s a victim-centered process in which everyone is treated with dignity …

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“Thousands of people in Houston have called for justice for George Floyd’s death while in police custody. For some young people in Houston, that means restorative justice.”

Houston-Area Youth Join Calls For Justice With Protests, Dialogue

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The shift to working online requires teachers to think a little differently about how to build the culture they want with their students: 5 helpful steps from Edutopia

Complete a culture inventory Establish digital community agreements Establish trusting relationships Build respect Scaffold responsibility Read article

Restorative Responses to Racism: a letter from John W. Baillie International Institute of Restorative Practice

“I cannot imagine watching the murder of George Floyd and feeling anything but pain, anger, and sadness.”

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5 ways to build and maintain virtual classroom sense of community

“Secure your safety belt first.
Infuse exercises that involve connectedness
Let everyone play a role.
Embrace questions
Practice the art of listening.”

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