• The Core Collaborative

Laws around student discipline are changing. Are you ready?

by Isaac Wells

Teachers, parents, and most of all, students are frustrated with carrots and sticks, detention rooms, and suspension--antiquated school discipline practices that simply do not work with the students entering classrooms today.

We are excited to have co-authors of Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Social Justice, Brad Weinstein and Nathan Maynard leading our next TCC Master Class Series webinar “Real Talk for Restorative Practices: Real Strategies, Real Schools, Real Students”.

Nathan and Brad know that restorative practices can be used to:

  • Reduce repeated negative behaviors

  • Combat disproportionality and implicit bias

  • Build student self-regulation and empathy

  • Enhance communication and collaboration

  • Identify the true cause of negative behaviors

  • Use restorative circles to reflect on behaviors and build an inclusive community

In their words, every day brings a new chance to connect with your most difficult students and inspire them with relentless kindness and encouragement. Many students are used to adults giving up on them, but with restorative practice, you can stop punishing your students and empower them to be accountable for their actions. Take some time out on Thursday January 16th (4:30 Pacific/7:30 Eastern) to determine your next steps or how you can get started with restorative practices in your class or school.

As a result of this webinar, you will:

  • Understand the need for restorative practices

  • Learn how to implement restorative practices

  • Take away concrete strategies to use in the classroom

Who: Partner Consultants and Authors Nathan Maynard and Brad Weinstein

What: Register here for Real Talk for Restorative Practices: Real Strategies, Real Schools, Real Students

When: Thursday January 16th (4:30 Pacific/7:30 Eastern)*

Why: To shift classroom cultures from a focus on punishments and rewards to restorative practices that honor the dignity of all students.

*This time doesn’t work for you? No problem! Register and we will send you a recording of the webinar by the start of the next week.