Silencing the Skeptics: Step Into My Circle

I walked into Weatherford High School in the fall of 2017 as a 10th grade Inclusion English teacher. I was told I would be trained in Restorative Practices in September and then implement what I learned for the remainder of the year. I admit, I, like some of you,...

Restorative Discipline and Autism…ABSOLUTELY!

Can Restorative Discipline be used with students on the autism spectrum? Absolutely it can! With a little creativity and an understanding of autism, participants in this session will be provided with ways to include students with high functioning autism in...

Making Alternative Pathways to Success Using Restorative Justice

This session highlights the Manor Alternative Program, a Discipline Alternative Education Program, that has fully implemented restorative practices in staff meetings, classrooms, transition meetings, and circles with students charged with weapons, drugs, and terrorist...

Building Meaningful Relationships in Sped

In this session John will discuss how to use different mood meters as well as how to run an efficient circle in Special Education Classrooms. Often times teachers struggle with students who cannot use verbal approximations or any words to express themselves. John will...