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010: Create accountability and community with Restorative Practices

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In this episode
Since rules without relationship build resentment we cannot punish young people into behaving and learning. Guest Steve Korr shares powerful restorative practices to reduce negative behaviors while increasing time to teach. We also stop the school to prison pipeline when we shift away from punitive consequences alone and allow students to learn about responsibility and community together.

About today’s guest
Steve Korr, M.S., provides training in restorative practices to professionals in education, criminal justice and social services internationally with a focus on urban education in U.S. He’s worked with several of the International Institute for Restorative Practices [IIRP] schools as a counselor and school administrator, employing restorative practices with students, families and staff in school settings and in faith-based organizations. Steve has extensive experience in the fields of mental health, drug and alcohol treatment, outpatient counseling and alternative education.

Recommended Resources:

  • “Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ,” by Daniel Goleman
  • A great document that reviews the basics of Restorative Practices: Defining Restorative.

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