Happy Teacher Appreciation Week everyone! Check out these videos of the 2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes:
Check out this clip as Joy Angela DeGruy shares a story that illustrates the power in using privilege to challenge assumptions and how it can influence a whole chain of people and systems:
World Trust, an organization whose mission is to through film and diversity workshops rooted in love & justice, deepen the conversation on race, and eliminate systemic inequity sponsored the Summer of Justice and Racial Healing where every week they send out video clips to encourage this much needed dialogue.
This clip where Tim Wise, an antiracist educator and activist, talks about his experience of white privilege and the double standards that as a white person he has the privilege to not see and encourages us to open our eyes to look for them ourselves.
Recently, there was an op-ed piece in the New York Times called “Real Discipline in School” highlighting restorative justice’s effects on school climate.
Check out these two videos to learn more about the community building circles and the story of how restorative justice transformed West Philadelphia High School.
And don’t forget to check out my two previous posts on restorative justice: “Restorative Justice: so harder and better than suspending and expelling” and “Restorative Justice:a new study provides data to backup what we already know”