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The Power of Restorative Justice

Here’s a great video showing how students can become restorative circle leaders themselves from La Follette High School in Madison, Wisconsin.

Restorative Justice in Schools: Bringing Healing and Breaking the School to Prison Pipeline

Here are two great videos about work being done in schools to break the school to prison pipeline through restorative justice.  Hear from the students and teachers themselves who are implementing it!

Why fathers are important: a dad recites a pledge every morning with his son

Check out this video of Jenabu Williams and his 6 year old son reciting a pledge everyday as they drive to school:

Vital Village: Helping Teachers Find New Solutions to Children Impacted by Trauma

Jeff Cipiriani, a Teach Plus Teaching Policy Fellow and a 2nd grade teacher at the Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School in Boston, discusses how Vital Village, a network of residents and organizations started out of Boston Medical Center and Boston University is helping him to address students who have been impacted by trauma in his classroom by having them talk about how they feel rather than punish them.  Check out the article here.

Here’s a video of Vital Village’s work from their 2014 Leadership Summit: