The Toolkit Before the Toolkit: Centering Adaptive and Relational Elements of Restorative Practices for Implementation Success
By Lauren Trout
Restorative practices are characterized by proactive relationships, connection, and community transformation. When implemented correctly, restorative practices are not more to do but a different way to be.
This guide highlights the mindsets, values, social capital, and structural supports that bind and hold together restorative practices.
Educators, school leaders, and district administrators can use this practical guide to successfully implement restorative practices and transform their schools into strong communities with meaningful relationships, a sense of authentic belonging, and equitable whole-person outcomes.
Preparing Students for Life Beyond the Classroom: Spotlighting Success in North Dakota: The benefits of social emotional learning (SEL) in two rural school districts
Using a mixed-method research approach, this case study examines outcomes in two rural North Dakota districts, which have successfully implemented strategies to scale whole-person initiatives.
Cultivating and Applying Race Equity Mindsets Among K–12 Education Leaders: Key Questions for Reflection
Through a series of key questions, this paper supports K–12 education leaders to advance equity by further developing their own race equity mindsets and reflecting on the systems in which they operate.
Leading Voices: Creating Safe and Supportive Learning Environments – Dr. Christina Pate in Conversation with State and District Leaders
This recorded session features Dr. Christina Pate, Director of Safe and Supportive Learning Environments (SSLE) services at WestEd and Jenny Betz, Senior Program Associate at WestEd, in conversation with Regina Timms, Program Manager for Safe and Supportive Learning Environments at the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED), and Dr. Rose Prejean-Harris, Director of Social and Emotional Learning in Atlanta Public Schools (APS).
- Safe and Supportive Learning EnvironmentsWestEd's Safe and Supportive Learning Environments (SSLE) services support your school, district, or state to develop the knowledge and build the capacity needed to foster equitable learning conditions during everyday instruction and throughout school communities.
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